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

    For the faults of the NHS we have amazing services for pregnant women. They get more attention than I would with a broken leg.
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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.
    I'm not sure how it is in the UK, but in the US, not all hospitals have ambulances actually AT the hospital. When I worked on an ambulance, we most certainly were not stationed at a hospital. We were stationed at various locations all over the county so as to be close to as many people as possible.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I'm not sure how it is in the UK, but in the US, not all hospitals have ambulances actually AT the hospital. When I worked on an ambulance, we most certainly were not stationed at a hospital. We were stationed at various locations all over the county so as to be close to as many people as possible.
    Well, no. But they would have surely been able to send someone across the street to assist her. Or, if she had made it clear to the midwife that time was of the essence the midwife would have called an ambulance for her. Chances are she would have delivered before getting to the hospital no matter what.
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