Emergency services

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Poor reception for emergency phone alerts | Brief letters
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20, Mar, 2023 @5:07 PM

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UK launches emergency phone alerts public warning system
Alerts with siren-like beeps can be sent during events such as severe flooding, fires or extreme weather

Nicola Davis

19, Mar, 2023 @11:44 AM

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The Guardian view on deadly ambulance waiting times: an avoidable human toll | Editorial
Editorial: Deaths caused by delays in emergency care are grim evidence of the price of NHS underfunding


12, Mar, 2023 @6:30 PM

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‘What the hell is going on when you can’t get an ambulance?’
Doctors use forums to recount personal horror stories of difficulties trying to get sick and injured patients to hospital

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

09, Mar, 2023 @8:01 PM

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‘If an ambulance had been here within half an hour, I think Garry would still be here’
Garry Mogg’s wife, Emma, called 999 after he reported chest pains but paramedics took 1 hour 43 minutes to arrive and he died ‘in agony’ at home in Bath

Esther Addley

09, Mar, 2023 @7:32 PM

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More than 500 deaths in England last year after long ambulance wait
Exclusive: figure is more than double the comparable fatalities in 2021, in what a union calls a ‘hidden scandal’ of delays

Denis Campbell, Carmen Aguilar García and Pamela Duncan

09, Mar, 2023 @7:29 PM

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NHS crisis causing continued higher-than-normal levels of death
Deaths have remained above average post-Covid lockdowns, with A&E and ambulance delays likely to ‘have had substantial impact’

Carmen Aguilar García and Michael Goodier

09, Mar, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Three health unions call off strikes in England and agree to pay talks
GMB, Unison and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy take up offer of talks after government concessions

Heather Stewart

03, Mar, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Ambulance call handlers in England tell of anguish over death risk to patients
Dispatchers tell investigation it is common to worry: ‘How many people are we going to kill today?’

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

27, Feb, 2023 @12:31 PM

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Depth of NHS crisis is revealed by coroners’ courts reports
Shortages of specialists and ambulance crews, and long waiting times, have contributed to dozens of deaths in England and Wales

Chaminda Jayanetti

26, Feb, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Ex-Tory cabinet minister calls on Rishi Sunak to help resolve NHS pay disputes
Politician says PM ‘so focused on hiding in plain sight’ and echoes growing calls for PM to step in to avert strike

Kevin Rawlinson and Aletha Adu

17, Feb, 2023 @12:14 PM

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Two men trapped underground at outback Queensland mine site found dead
Bodies of miners Dylan Langridge and Trevor Davis discovered at the remote Dugald River zinc mine near Cloncurry

Natasha May and Caitlin Cassidy

16, Feb, 2023 @5:44 PM

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