Friday, May 16, 2008

Ambulance Delays Continue

If you live in London, Ontario your 911 call may go unattended by ambulance because they've been drafted by the local emergency department. In a follow-up to my previous post about 911 wait times here's an article where the head of EMS reports 19/19 ambulances have been waiting in the ED to transfer patients. As I said before, there's no winner in this situation. The patient, the ED and the ambulance service are all in a bad place. Legislation needs to be passed to protect the hospital and let them accept patients without fear of litigation or persecution from their regulatory colleges. In the mean time, London needs to staff the ED with ambulance attendents.

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