Patient dies in ambulance waiting outside ‘extremely busy’ A&E

A patient waiting outside Addenbrooke Hospital’s A&E in the back of an ambulance has died. The hospital’s A&E department was overwhelmed.

The elderly woman suffered a cardiac arrest while paramedics were waiting to hand her over to hospital staff. They were forced to wait outside with other ambulances because the A&E unit was “extremely busy”.

Full story in The Independent, 26 October 2021