Ambulance shortage linked to death of patient after eight-hour delay

A patient died after waiting over eight hours while the East Midlands Ambulance Service struggled with a severe shortage of response vehicles.

EMAS has been warned by assistant coroner for Northampton Hassan Shah there is a risk future deaths could occur unless action is taken.

Mr Shah concluded that prompt treatment could have prevented the death of 78-year-old Diana Gudgeon on 25 May 2018.

Full story on HSJ, 10 May 2019