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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    LOL She was a football field's length from the hospital. She could have walked there faster than any ambulance could have gotten to her, gotten her loaded up, and drove her there. If an ambulance was sent, and she was really that far along in labor, she would have given birth before they got there.

    And, if she had time to call the midwife, she had time to call the ambulance herself.

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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Her having to walk around probably speeded up the delivery a great deal, too. It was a bit irresponsible not to send an ambulance across the street to get her, but on the other hand, how were they supposed to know it would happen so fast? The woman didn't even realize it herself until it was too late or she would have screamed into the receiver that the baby was coming NOW and they would have sent help.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Err is it just me or is this woman a grade A idiot?

    First off its her 3rd child. What does she do when the times comes unexpectedly? Calls the midwife!?!?!.. who does not have an ambulance..

    Then she calls the hospital...... who does not have a freaking ambulance...

    How about calling 999 or 112 so the emergency services can actually send an ambulance?

    But I guess MrVicchio in his usual attempt to and attack UHC (or anything else) actually forgot to read the rest of the article and contemplate on what it said, and instead focused on the claims of a deranged woman.. " i was refused an ambulance"..

    NO the moron never CALLED an ambulance so nothing was refused.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Her having to walk around probably speeded up the delivery a great deal, too. It was a bit irresponsible not to send an ambulance across the street to get her, but on the other hand, how were they supposed to know it would happen so fast? The woman didn't even realize it herself until it was too late or she would have screamed into the receiver that the baby was coming NOW and they would have sent help.
    There is no ambulance at the hospital so what should they send.. a food cart to carry her in? No she is a moron and should be treated as such.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    There is no ambulance at the hospital so what should they send.. a food cart to carry her in? No she is a moron and should be treated as such.
    Interesting, though, how you'll clamp on to any anecdote which make American health care seem deficient. Or, indeed, anything else about America.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    There is no ambulance at the hospital so what should they send.. a food cart to carry her in? No she is a moron and should be treated as such.
    You're right. They would have just hung up on her and left her to her own devices if the emergency was obvious. Come on, Pete. They were right across the street.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    You're right. They would have just hung up on her and left her to her own devices if the emergency was obvious. Come on, Pete. They were right across the street.
    And they are busy with patients.. Ever call a hospital? You get a switchboard, not a person trained in emergency help.

    My point is if you are in need of emergency services, regardless if the hospital is 100 m away, you call the emergency services and not a midwife and not the freaking hospital. She is a moron end of story.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    My point is if you are in need of emergency services, regardless if the hospital is 100 m away, you call the emergency services and not a midwife and not the freaking hospital. She is a moron end of story.
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Interesting, though, how you'll clamp on to any anecdote which make American health care seem deficient. Or, indeed, anything else about America.
    This is about the UK first off, and has nothing to do with America or the UHC system of the UK. The OP attempts to make it so though and fails horribly based on the facts in the article he posts himself....
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    Re: Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    This is about the UK first off, and has nothing to do with America or the UHC system of the UK. The OP attempts to make it so though and fails horribly based on the facts in the article he posts himself....
    I guess you completely misunderstood what I said.
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