Woman's 42-minute ambulance wait rapped by Healthcare Commission
An ambulance in the UK took a whopping 42 minutes to reach an injured student who was hit by a car. The Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which operates this particular fleet, had received complaints before.
An ambulance service which took 42 minutes to attend a critically injured student must improve, the Healthcare Commission said yesterday.
Rebecca Wedd, 23, was hit by a BMW car as she walked with friends in May last year.
Agriculture student Rebecca lay injured for 42 minutes at Coates, Glos, before she was flown by air ambulance to Frenchay hospital in Bristol where she died.
The wait was more than five times the national target of eight minutes.