Press Release: Ambulance ‘drive-bys’ soar as A&Es buckle

[Thursday 6 April; embargoed until 7 April]


Keep Our NHS Public is calling for the government to reverse the appalling cuts in funding to the NHS in the light of new information which shows a calamitous rise in the numbers of ambulances forced to ‘divert’ past their nearest A&E because it cannot cope with the demand.

The shocking figures [1] show that the number of ambulance ‘diverts’ (where ambulances are instructed not to go to an A&E because it cannot take any more patients) has rocketed to almost double over the last winter.

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Press summary 4 April

29 March

NHS terminally ill, stopping some prescriptions not the cure

Predictable call from the Telegraph for an ‘honest debate’ about NHS funding while pointing out no other country has adopted the NHS model. Attack on NHS principles.

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