Long ambulance wait for dementia patient near hospital

10 January 2020 – BBC News

An elderly dementia patient who fell and broke his hip had to wait five hours for an ambulance to take him to a hospital which was 300m (330 yards) away.

Ted Chell was an inpatient at the Bro Cerwyn Centre, opposite Haverfordwest’s Withybush Hospital, when he fell.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said all its resources were committed to other patients on the day, in September 2018.

The Trust apologised, sadly Mr Chell died a few weeks after the incident, aged 90.


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