Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's A&E Delays

news_ambulance.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 6th July 2013

Pirate FM has learnt that bosses at Cornwall's biggest hospital have been warned patients were being put at risk by delays at A&E.

At one point in March, six ambulances were waiting at Treliske.

One patient had to wait for more than eight hours.

Officials wrote to the hospital calling it "unacceptable."

Emergency consultant Doctor Andrew Virr insists they were not queuing out the door: "We accepted those patients into the department. They were seen by our nursing staff. They were assessed by our doctors, usually within an hour of arrival, and had treatment commence. In fact, in a number of cases, we were able to discharge the patients while they were still waiting.

"A&E often acts as, unfortunately, the bottleneck in that system so when you have, year on year, increasingly more patients coming to A&E departments, plus a high proportion of more complex, elderly patients, then that can cause patients to back-up right to the front door and that can be then challenging."

7:01am 6th July 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
police line

BREAKING: One cut free after Cornwall crash

Paramedics were called to back road near Helston

westminster 2

Cornwall remembers terror attack victims

Prayers are being said at Truro Cathedral

Most read
newbridge crash

Woman has 'life-changing injuries' after crash

18-year-old was airlifted near Penzance

missing john hurst 4

BREAKING: Body on beach identified

John Hurst was found on Watergate Bay near Newquay

Top articles

BREAKING: Body on beach identified

Cornwall News: John Hurst was found on Watergate Bay near Newquay

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Half of young mothers skip meals for their children

National News: Around 50% of young mothers go without meals in order to make sure their children have enough, a study has found.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Goodbye? Adele says she may never tour again

Showbiz News: She may have sold tens of millions of albums and filled arenas around the world, but Adele says she may never tour again.

Islamic State is 'broke' and struggling to pay its fighters

World News: Iraq's former finance minister has told Sky News that Islamic State is nearly bankrupt and is running out of money to pay its fighters.

Scottish Muay Thai boxer Jordan Coe found dead in Thailand

Sports News: A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke.

Newer article

Cornwall's Tourism Fears

Cornwall News: Government cuts spark fears over tourism

Older article

Cornwall's Main TA Unit Moving To Devon

Cornwall News: Army bosses say there will still be links in the Duchy

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.