Has anybody had to call for an ambulance recently, well if they have, the waiting time for an ambulance is now up to a four hour waiting period and, by the time you’ve had to wait you could have passed away.
I was in extremely identical circumstance a few weeks ago when I was at my sister’s house paying her a visit and, I became unwell. I suffer badly with Crohn’s disease and, I was fine when I left my residence, which is ten minutes down the street, but when I got to my sisters I began to feel extremely unwell and, was after some time crying out in agony.
My sister called for an ambulance and was informed that an ambulance would be there, but it wouldn’t be with the two’s and blues, which I didn’t expect, but I did expect them to turn up inside the hour.
An hour went passed, and someone telephoned and talked to my sister and, said that the ambulance was about a mile away from us, so not to panic. One more hour later I was still waiting.
In-between waiting, my sister had managed to get my nephew to go to my home and, get some of my medication, which I had taken, but because I had begun to loose blood an ambulance was called in the first place.
Two and a half hours following the first phone call for an ambulance, someone called to say that they were sorry, but they wasn’t sure when the ambulance would get to me. By this time, the pain had abated enough so that I could manage to get home and, even though the bleeding had not stopped, it had let up a little, sufficient that I could make it home and, get into bed with a hot water bottle, take some additional medication and rest.
I was still unwell the next day and, I was still in pain, even though the bleeding had stopped; I should’ve been seen in A&E to have blood tests done to see if I had an infection that had sourced my flare up.
I’m very distressed at the time it takes for the ambulance service to get to people who are clearly in a lot of pain and suffering, especially the elderly, young children and the disabled, but more to the point a human being in general.
It appears to be the criteria these days that it in fact doesn’t matter how much suffering another human being is in, it appears to be immaterial, or more to the point, the communication expertise of the individual on the other end of the telephone, who is reading off a sheet of paper with suggestions, telling them if you in fact require an ambulance or not and, if those guidelines state that you don’t, then essentially you can get lost and die.
If they want to make short the life that one lives, then why have an ambulance service in the first place, particularly if they can’t get there in time. There should be no suggestions on who gets an ambulance and who doesn’t, if you’re unwell then you are sick. As the patient, you have no idea what’s wrong with you, it might not be dangerous, but unless you’re seen by a professional, how are we supposed to know, not unless of course, we have a crystal ball stuck permanently up our rectum and, in that case, it unquestionably would be dangerous and, need an ambulance.
To be honest, our healthcare system has become the most shameful profession. Once upon a time you could talk about the medical profession with pride, but now it’s grown into an industry with a large amount of difficulties.
I call it an industry because that’s what it has grown into and, what a predicament it’s in as it delights itself with not helping the recuperation of people that are sick, but with the intentional demise of human beings.
For it’s far less costly to see human beings die, than to pay out more funds than is required for the living and, if you believe that the health care system is there for the living, then maybe it’s my skepticism that should be in question and not yours.
When I read of a Grandmother that died in pain after waiting four hours for an ambulance to turn up, it definitely puts uncertainty in our health service and, that someone should be seriously examining what’s really going on, rather than skimming above the surface of things and, making as if that we know what’s going on.
What somebody or someone does will at all times have repercussions, in this instance, this poor Grandmother died, which means that while this poor woman waited and, suffered while waiting for an ambulance, the person on the other end of the phone failed to look after her while she waited.
Bearing in mind when reading this article that you can skim over it as you desire, but remember this, at some time this could be your Grandmother, Son, or Daughter waiting for an ambulance in agony and, if you don’t want a more superior health service, then please feel free to skim over this article, but remember, one day this could be you!