Monday, 18 December 2017

Ambulance delayed in reaching injured man

A MAN with a head injury was left lying in a Henley road for more than half an hour waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

A trainee vet gave first aid to the injured man in Gravel Hill in the early hours of Sunday morning while an ambulance crew from Reading tried to locate where they were.

When they finally arrived, one of the paramedics appeared to tell off one of the people who had been trying to help the man, who was later taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

One of the main helpers has criticised the amount of time it took for the ambulance to arrive.

Student Matthew Parker, 22, said: “It was a long time to be waiting and quite frustrating. I was quite surprised because the operator kept saying, ‘I don’t know how long the ambulance will be, I don’t deal with dispatches’.”

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