Wednesday, May 23, 2012

60 Seconds Saves Lives

The BBC report that an improvement in ambulance response times of 60 seconds will save at least 150 lives. This another reason to say no to the closure of KGH A&E, as whilst people will get to Queens quicker, it will not outweigh the longer period it will take to get to Queens if KGH is allowed to close.
An implication of the report is that for some conditions, speed to the A&E will also impact upon recovery and also whether lasting damage occurs.
I have written to Averil Dongworth, the BHRUT Chief Executive asking whether she accepts this change to ambulance response times and the Department of Health saying time is vital will mean a review of the decision to close our A&E and will report back with her reply.

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