Cops rush critically ill baby to hospital

Cops rush critically ill baby to hospital

Cops rush critically ill baby to hospital

First published in Echo News by

A BABY was left fighting for its life after suddenly becoming ill.

Two police officers were first on the scene after) a 999 call from a Chelmsford home at about 8.15pm on Monday.

One officer gave first aid to the baby, who had stopped breathing, before taking the decision to drive the child to Broomfield Hospital.

An ambulance arrived 13 minutes after the initial emergency call – the service’s target time is eight minutes.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said: “Our officer, who had formerly worked with the ambulance service, gave first aid to the child who had stopped breathing.

“Officers had decided to take the child in a police car to hospital prior to the arrival of the ambulance service. This was because of the seriousness of the child’s condition.”

The child was later transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and remains there in a life-threatening condition.

The baby’s father is still not aware of the incident, so the authorities would not say where in Chelmsford the incident happened or if the poorly youngster was a boy or girl.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “An ambulance was immediately dispatched, but the police officers who were first on scene and took the decision to take the baby straight to hospital.

“An ambulance arrived at the address 13 minutes after the 999 call was made.

“An investigation has been launched into the whole process around the incident itself.”

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8:23am Thu 12 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ? sesibollox
  • Score: -25

8:53am Thu 12 Jun 14

OldSmokey says...

sesibollox wrote:
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
Perhaps instead of slating the ambulance crew you should ask yourself why it took so long to arrive. I have every praise for these guys and I'm sure they responded as quickly as possible. The amount of cuts to all emergency services will have a massive impact on their turnout times being met. So instead of critising them you should be supprting them as much as possible, because who knows, perhaps one day you may need their services. Well done to the police officers who responded and made the correct decision.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?[/p][/quote]Perhaps instead of slating the ambulance crew you should ask yourself why it took so long to arrive. I have every praise for these guys and I'm sure they responded as quickly as possible. The amount of cuts to all emergency services will have a massive impact on their turnout times being met. So instead of critising them you should be supprting them as much as possible, because who knows, perhaps one day you may need their services. Well done to the police officers who responded and made the correct decision. OldSmokey
  • Score: 50

9:21am Thu 12 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

OldSmokey wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
Perhaps instead of slating the ambulance crew you should ask yourself why it took so long to arrive. I have every praise for these guys and I'm sure they responded as quickly as possible. The amount of cuts to all emergency services will have a massive impact on their turnout times being met. So instead of critising them you should be supprting them as much as possible, because who knows, perhaps one day you may need their services. Well done to the police officers who responded and made the correct decision.
I suppose you'd be happy if one of those ambulances turned up the next day, THIS WAS AN EMERGENCY, don't make lame excuses for their lame service, they aren't fit for purpose.
[quote][p][bold]OldSmokey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?[/p][/quote]Perhaps instead of slating the ambulance crew you should ask yourself why it took so long to arrive. I have every praise for these guys and I'm sure they responded as quickly as possible. The amount of cuts to all emergency services will have a massive impact on their turnout times being met. So instead of critising them you should be supprting them as much as possible, because who knows, perhaps one day you may need their services. Well done to the police officers who responded and made the correct decision.[/p][/quote]I suppose you'd be happy if one of those ambulances turned up the next day, THIS WAS AN EMERGENCY, don't make lame excuses for their lame service, they aren't fit for purpose. sesibollox
  • Score: -32

10:56am Thu 12 Jun 14

opinionmonkey says...

sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??
sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth?? opinionmonkey
  • Score: 97

1:35pm Thu 12 Jun 14

BasildonDond says...

some people are so unreasonable, they must think there's an ambulance crew on standby for each person in the county. The ambulance arrived 13 minutes after the call (no where near "the next day" sesibollox). That's a mere 5 minutes over their 'target'e set but some numpty that talks about cutbacks ut quicker reponse times. You can't possibly expect a better service while reducing resources.
some people are so unreasonable, they must think there's an ambulance crew on standby for each person in the county. The ambulance arrived 13 minutes after the call (no where near "the next day" sesibollox). That's a mere 5 minutes over their 'target'e set but some numpty that talks about cutbacks ut quicker reponse times. You can't possibly expect a better service while reducing resources. BasildonDond
  • Score: 17

1:53pm Thu 12 Jun 14

_Lotus_ says...

sesibollox wrote:
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
Such a useless troll you are.

Do you ever work?
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?[/p][/quote]Such a useless troll you are. Do you ever work? _Lotus_
  • Score: 15

3:10pm Thu 12 Jun 14

glenn9ball says...

I do wish you wouldn't use the term "Cops".
I do wish you wouldn't use the term "Cops". glenn9ball
  • Score: 2

3:13pm Thu 12 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
Such a useless troll you are.

Do you ever work?
To be fair though he has a point. They say every minute counts. And 5 mins over could mean the difference between life and death.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?[/p][/quote]Such a useless troll you are. Do you ever work?[/p][/quote]To be fair though he has a point. They say every minute counts. And 5 mins over could mean the difference between life and death. born and raised criminal
  • Score: 6

4:12pm Thu 12 Jun 14

runwellian says...

This case stresses the point that more folk in the community need to be trained in CPR, it is not as difficult as some folk think and such a valuable skill to have.
This case stresses the point that more folk in the community need to be trained in CPR, it is not as difficult as some folk think and such a valuable skill to have. runwellian
  • Score: 14

6:26pm Thu 12 Jun 14

opinionmonkey says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
Such a useless troll you are.

Do you ever work?
To be fair though he has a point. They say every minute counts. And 5 mins over could mean the difference between life and death.
born and raised criminal, yes, every minute counts but to suggest that the ambulance was parked up whilst the driver had a roll up makes my blood boil?? Funny how the person who wrote the comment has gone quiet to my offer of a 4 night ride out to see how things work in the real world?? CPR should be taught in schools as part of the curriculum as it is in USA!!!
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?[/p][/quote]Such a useless troll you are. Do you ever work?[/p][/quote]To be fair though he has a point. They say every minute counts. And 5 mins over could mean the difference between life and death.[/p][/quote]born and raised criminal, yes, every minute counts but to suggest that the ambulance was parked up whilst the driver had a roll up makes my blood boil?? Funny how the person who wrote the comment has gone quiet to my offer of a 4 night ride out to see how things work in the real world?? CPR should be taught in schools as part of the curriculum as it is in USA!!! opinionmonkey
  • Score: 11

9:27pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

opinionmonkey wrote:
sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??
Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....
[quote][p][bold]opinionmonkey[/bold] wrote: sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??[/p][/quote]Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really.... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -18

2:57am Fri 13 Jun 14

Sullycat says...

I don't work in the medical field, but thank god for the people who have the stomach to deal with it. If these folks want a faster response time, maybe they should move to the USA where there is a 3 minute response time, you get what you pay for. The UK is full of people blaming others. The government needs to bring in more paramedics.
I don't work in the medical field, but thank god for the people who have the stomach to deal with it. If these folks want a faster response time, maybe they should move to the USA where there is a 3 minute response time, you get what you pay for. The UK is full of people blaming others. The government needs to bring in more paramedics. Sullycat
  • Score: 8

6:27am Fri 13 Jun 14

opinionmonkey says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
opinionmonkey wrote:
sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??
Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....
They are not excuses, they are facts?? And if you don't give a sh9t as you suggest, then why have an opinion you ignoramus!!?? Still no acceptance to come on a run of night shifts to see for yourself! Too busy watching repeats of Jeremy Kyle eh?
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]opinionmonkey[/bold] wrote: sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??[/p][/quote]Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....[/p][/quote]They are not excuses, they are facts?? And if you don't give a sh9t as you suggest, then why have an opinion you ignoramus!!?? Still no acceptance to come on a run of night shifts to see for yourself! Too busy watching repeats of Jeremy Kyle eh? opinionmonkey
  • Score: 11

8:29am Fri 13 Jun 14

ToySoldier says...

I've read your opinions and I'm on side with the paramedic. I know those guys do not sit around doing nothing all day and anyone that moans they get there too late are ill-educated and ungrateful. All NHS staff do their best but the governments keep cutting costs which affects you on the street. So stop blaming the ambulance crew for arriving 5 minutes late and start watching who you vote for.
I've read your opinions and I'm on side with the paramedic. I know those guys do not sit around doing nothing all day and anyone that moans they get there too late are ill-educated and ungrateful. All NHS staff do their best but the governments keep cutting costs which affects you on the street. So stop blaming the ambulance crew for arriving 5 minutes late and start watching who you vote for. ToySoldier
  • Score: 14

11:01am Fri 13 Jun 14

magpie600 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
opinionmonkey wrote:
sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??
Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....
I'm guessing you are probably about 18, with no job, rolling a joint as we speak and living in Basildon.
You obviously know nothing and just like winding people up ?
I also work for the service and would love for you to grow a pair and not hide behind a username. Everyone can have an opinion but it needs to be based on fact to be viable, that includes stories written by the echo !
Those on the front line work hard and save lives on a daily basis. How about instead of blaming staff...blame the government for cutbacks ? Or isn't that so much fun for you ?
The other option is you take your opinion to your local ambulance station, I'm guessing basildon, and see what response you get. If your lucky someone may be there....but chances are they will all be on the road working their nuts off as usual !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]opinionmonkey[/bold] wrote: sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??[/p][/quote]Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....[/p][/quote]I'm guessing you are probably about 18, with no job, rolling a joint as we speak and living in Basildon. You obviously know nothing and just like winding people up ? I also work for the service and would love for you to grow a pair and not hide behind a username. Everyone can have an opinion but it needs to be based on fact to be viable, that includes stories written by the echo ! Those on the front line work hard and save lives on a daily basis. How about instead of blaming staff...blame the government for cutbacks ? Or isn't that so much fun for you ? The other option is you take your opinion to your local ambulance station, I'm guessing basildon, and see what response you get. If your lucky someone may be there....but chances are they will all be on the road working their nuts off as usual !!!!!! magpie600
  • Score: 10

11:01am Fri 13 Jun 14

magpie600 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
opinionmonkey wrote:
sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??
Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....
I'm guessing you are probably about 18, with no job, rolling a joint as we speak and living in Basildon.
You obviously know nothing and just like winding people up ?
I also work for the service and would love for you to grow a pair and not hide behind a username. Everyone can have an opinion but it needs to be based on fact to be viable, that includes stories written by the echo !
Those on the front line work hard and save lives on a daily basis. How about instead of blaming staff...blame the government for cutbacks ? Or isn't that so much fun for you ?
The other option is you take your opinion to your local ambulance station, I'm guessing basildon, and see what response you get. If your lucky someone may be there....but chances are they will all be on the road working their nuts off as usual !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]opinionmonkey[/bold] wrote: sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??[/p][/quote]Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....[/p][/quote]I'm guessing you are probably about 18, with no job, rolling a joint as we speak and living in Basildon. You obviously know nothing and just like winding people up ? I also work for the service and would love for you to grow a pair and not hide behind a username. Everyone can have an opinion but it needs to be based on fact to be viable, that includes stories written by the echo ! Those on the front line work hard and save lives on a daily basis. How about instead of blaming staff...blame the government for cutbacks ? Or isn't that so much fun for you ? The other option is you take your opinion to your local ambulance station, I'm guessing basildon, and see what response you get. If your lucky someone may be there....but chances are they will all be on the road working their nuts off as usual !!!!!! magpie600
  • Score: 1

1:16pm Fri 13 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

opinionmonkey wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
opinionmonkey wrote:
sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??
Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....
They are not excuses, they are facts?? And if you don't give a sh9t as you suggest, then why have an opinion you ignoramus!!?? Still no acceptance to come on a run of night shifts to see for yourself! Too busy watching repeats of Jeremy Kyle eh?
Prat..
[quote][p][bold]opinionmonkey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]opinionmonkey[/bold] wrote: sesibollox,I am indeed a Paramedic with this trust and we work 12 -14 hours a day, with a half hour unpaid meal break during this time. We are constantly on the go from job to job, and unfortunately, we attend lots of so called emergencies that turn out not to be so? Whilst we are dealing with these, we are obviously not available to deal with the genuine emergencies? A call of this nature would be general broadcast over our radio's, and I don't know of anybody in this service that would not respond immediately, even when on a well earned break?? In an ideal world, we would have an endless supply of Paramedics and ambulances parked up on every corner, waiting for a call to come in? This service has lost lots of staff over the past year, but we are addressing the imbalance as quickly as possible. I imagine you are sitting in front your television watching Jeremy Kyle whilst being unemployed, moaning about stuff you know nothing about?? Can I suggest that you make yourself available to come onto a 4 night run of shifts so you can make an informed opinion rather than the bigoted rubbish that spills from your mouth??[/p][/quote]Keep your excuses for someone who gives a sh9t, 999 I need an ambulance, oh we haven't any, cue the Police, who are there within minutes, says it all really....[/p][/quote]They are not excuses, they are facts?? And if you don't give a sh9t as you suggest, then why have an opinion you ignoramus!!?? Still no acceptance to come on a run of night shifts to see for yourself! Too busy watching repeats of Jeremy Kyle eh?[/p][/quote]Prat.. sesibollox
  • Score: -8

3:19pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

ToySoldier wrote:
I've read your opinions and I'm on side with the paramedic. I know those guys do not sit around doing nothing all day and anyone that moans they get there too late are ill-educated and ungrateful. All NHS staff do their best but the governments keep cutting costs which affects you on the street. So stop blaming the ambulance crew for arriving 5 minutes late and start watching who you vote for.
Can't agree more. These people, paramedics , police, firemen etc, deserve better than some of the sh@t people spout on here. The cutbacks on all services will no doubt have an impact on availability of staff and response times. They should be admired and respected for the very challenging work they do. Remember this next May .
[quote][p][bold]ToySoldier[/bold] wrote: I've read your opinions and I'm on side with the paramedic. I know those guys do not sit around doing nothing all day and anyone that moans they get there too late are ill-educated and ungrateful. All NHS staff do their best but the governments keep cutting costs which affects you on the street. So stop blaming the ambulance crew for arriving 5 minutes late and start watching who you vote for.[/p][/quote]Can't agree more. These people, paramedics , police, firemen etc, deserve better than some of the sh@t people spout on here. The cutbacks on all services will no doubt have an impact on availability of staff and response times. They should be admired and respected for the very challenging work they do. Remember this next May . Maddogg
  • Score: 5

7:02pm Fri 13 Jun 14

xxmonaxx123 says...

Instead of slating the ambulance service and name calling why isn't anybody asking how the baby is?! Or the mother for that fact?! everybody is quick enough to point the finger at who could have done what better but nobody wants to show any concern... yes the paramedics should have got there quicker, but they didn't, the baby got to hospital either way and received the necessary treatment... show some compassion for Christ sake!
Instead of slating the ambulance service and name calling why isn't anybody asking how the baby is?! Or the mother for that fact?! everybody is quick enough to point the finger at who could have done what better but nobody wants to show any concern... yes the paramedics should have got there quicker, but they didn't, the baby got to hospital either way and received the necessary treatment... show some compassion for Christ sake! xxmonaxx123
  • Score: 9

9:31pm Fri 13 Jun 14

H.79 says...

sesibollox wrote:
Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?
And you'd get there quicker I'm guessing?!
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Where was the ambulance ? parked up somewhere, driver having a roll up ?[/p][/quote]And you'd get there quicker I'm guessing?! H.79
  • Score: 5

6:38am Sun 15 Jun 14

Chelmsford Lady says...

It must have been terrible for all those involved, the poor family waiting for an ambulance, the ambulance crew not getting there in time and the policemen who responded and had to do mouth to mouth and drive the poor baby to hospital.

It seems there is rarely a good story about the police these days and even this has picked up on the negative side where the ambulance was delayed for whatever reason.

Chelmsford seems to have the finest police officers in England. We had the hip hop cops a couple of weeks ago and now these two heroes who have saved a baby and given it the best possible chance. I hope their bosses recognise them and I hope that the poor little baby pulls through after this terrible thing that happened.
It must have been terrible for all those involved, the poor family waiting for an ambulance, the ambulance crew not getting there in time and the policemen who responded and had to do mouth to mouth and drive the poor baby to hospital. It seems there is rarely a good story about the police these days and even this has picked up on the negative side where the ambulance was delayed for whatever reason. Chelmsford seems to have the finest police officers in England. We had the hip hop cops a couple of weeks ago and now these two heroes who have saved a baby and given it the best possible chance. I hope their bosses recognise them and I hope that the poor little baby pulls through after this terrible thing that happened. Chelmsford Lady
  • Score: 3

10:56pm Sun 15 Jun 14

cgb says...

Hoping the baby makes a good recovery

Also hoping that anyone who ever thinks about calling an ambulance for something which is not life or limb threatening in the future remembers this story and doesn't use 999 like a taxi service- then there would be enough ambulances to actually be available for what they are meant to be used for.
Hoping the baby makes a good recovery Also hoping that anyone who ever thinks about calling an ambulance for something which is not life or limb threatening in the future remembers this story and doesn't use 999 like a taxi service- then there would be enough ambulances to actually be available for what they are meant to be used for. cgb
  • Score: 6

2:04pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Walt Jabsco says...

cgb wrote:
Hoping the baby makes a good recovery

Also hoping that anyone who ever thinks about calling an ambulance for something which is not life or limb threatening in the future remembers this story and doesn't use 999 like a taxi service- then there would be enough ambulances to actually be available for what they are meant to be used for.
Good post
[quote][p][bold]cgb[/bold] wrote: Hoping the baby makes a good recovery Also hoping that anyone who ever thinks about calling an ambulance for something which is not life or limb threatening in the future remembers this story and doesn't use 999 like a taxi service- then there would be enough ambulances to actually be available for what they are meant to be used for.[/p][/quote]Good post Walt Jabsco
  • Score: 2

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