"Confusion and delays in being treated for a man injured in an accident"
About: Scottish Ambulance Service Scottish Ambulance Service EH12 9EB
Posted by Top Cat (as ),
There was an accident recently where a man was injured. After the accident, which happened half way up a steep field, the patient managed to phone for help and an ambulance and helicopter were called.
After much debate, and with the patient in great pain, with help from local people the patient was carried by stretcher up to the top of the hill to the helicopter.
It was then decided that as the D and G Royal Infirmary was only a few minutes away, he should go by ambulance and so he was carried all the way down again to the ambulance at the bottom. He ultimately went to the Southern General by road and so could have gone direct by helicopter.
I understand from the helpers that other aspects of the incident were unsatisfactory. I am reporting this on the instructions of the patient's employer.