Increasing numbers of paramedics are leaving NHS ambulance services, according to new research. Senior staff say remaining paramedic crews are under greater pressure than ever before to meet demand. At least 1,015 paramedics left their job in 2013-14, compared with 593 in the same period two years earlier. London Ambulance Service saw 223 paramedics leave […]
Posted: October 8th, 2014 under Accident & Emergencies, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, ambulances, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS
St John Ambulance, the charity, has been accused of abandoning its volunteers as it attempts a widespread restructuring project.The first aid organisation has announced plans to streamline its management amid financial woes. It is set to embark on a major restructuring exercise to rebalance its books, which includes setting up eight regional boards and merging […]
Posted: August 19th, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health, Health Professionals, Healthcare, red tape, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, ambulances, charges, healthcare, nhs cash shortages, NHS charges, nhs cutbacks, red tape
The number of under-18s admitted to hospital because of drinking has increased by a third, according to a new report.The figure went up by 32 per cent between 2002 and 2007, with 36 children a day being admitted for alcohol related conditions, the study by the charity Alcohol Concern found. Over the last five years, […]
A quarter of health trusts failed to meet standards over hospital infections while five were warned over blood-spattered walls and mouldy instruments under a toughened regulatory regime. Of particular concern was the state of ambulances, which were inspected for the first time. Investigators found dirty forceps stored in some vehicles as well as bloodstains. The […]
Posted: April 23rd, 2010 under Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, ambulances, C difficile, Care Quality Commission, deep clean, Labour shambles, MRSA, NHS, NHS Deaths, Quangos, superbugs
The NHS has wasted more than £11m using ambulances as “waiting rooms” to get around Labour’s target that patients should be treated within four hours of entering casualty. New figures reveal the time spent by crews waiting outside hospitals for their patients to be admitted last year was the equivalent to funding 31 fully staffed […]
Posted: April 21st, 2010 under Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, ambulances, Conservatives, Health Professionals, labour, Labour shambles, Labour waste, NHS charges, NHS targets, nhs waiting times, red tape, waiting times