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Sick Patient Locked In Ambulance And Left In Manchester

by | 31st, October 2009

ambulanceTHE NHS works. The NHS works so well that a patient was attended to by Sharston ambulance station, Wythenshawe, was locked in an ambulance for five hours. The driver had forgotten he was there and gone home.

The NHS does work because the 65-year-old was collected by an ambulance from Manchester Royal Infirmary. A spokesman tells us:

“We are very sorry this incident took place. This has never happened before and it will never happen again.

“We have met with the patient and family to discuss the matter and will continue to liaise with them throughout this process.”

Why the patient was in the ambulance is a matter of secrecy. But whatever his condition he has been sworn  to secrecy – if other patients got wind of it, they would all want a bed, their own room, peace and quiet and access to loadsa drugs.

Also, if this was a private business the process would be a pay out. But in the NHS, the process is the process. What the process is we cannot say, but it most likely involves lots of letters, a form or several, and many meetings with many managers.



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