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Long wait for ambulance


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Long wait for ambulance

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A ST MICHAEL family is taking issue over what they deem as the inefficiency of the Barbados Ambulance Service.
Sharon Webster, of Green Hill, said her 96-year-old diabetic grandfather St Clair Webster had to wait bleeding after a fall for two hours, earlier today, before an ambulance appeared.
“I told the lady my grandfather had been unconscious for 15 minutes; he was a diabetic and he was bleeding so I thought they would respond faster,” she said.
However, she said she was first told there were no ambulances available then told there were no trolleys [stretchers] available.
Webster said she was tempted to take her grandfather to the accident and emergency department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) herself, but feared this method would only result in an even longer wait.
QEH chief executive officer, Dexter James, said he could not comment at this time but would do so tomorrow . (CA)

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