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NHS Direct ditches two 'unsustainable' 111 contracts


why are people being told by the 999 central if a patient is still breathing it is not an emergency? surely if they are not breathing it might be a little late for an ambulance to get to them to be of much use. if it is somebody who is still conscious and has had an MI or a stroke, etc. getting them the right treatment as rapidly as possible will prevent further damage which could be permanent or a possible fatality. surely it is the person who calls the ambulance who is in the best position to judge what constitutes an emergency otherwise unless they it is wilful abuse they would not have called in the first place.

Posted date

9 July, 2013

Posted time

2:22 pm