East of England Ambulance delay discrepancies ’worrying’

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East of England Ambulance delay discrepancies ’worrying’
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital said it received more ambulance arrivals than any other hospital
in the East of England, up to 180 ambulances per day, an average of one every eight minutes.
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital reported 36 ambulance handover delays of more than 30 minutes in the week ending Christmas Eve.
The EEAS Director of Service Delivery Kevin Brown said the service “did not recognise the data” released by the hospital.
He added: “Our crews and their patients have experienced extensive handover delays in Norfolk
over the winter period, particularly at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South, said “we need to know why” there is such a “huge discrepancy”.
If we are not satisfied that the data is accurate for any reason we would submit a ’null return’ until assurance is gained that the data is correct.”
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Discrepancies in ambulance handover delay figures have been labelled as “worrying” by an MP.


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