Southport & Formby DGH Statement on Ambulance Queue ten deep April 20th, 2013 admin Latest News Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Sheilah Finnegan, Chief Operating Officer, said: “In common with otherlocal hospitals, we have experienced enormous demand for Accident andEmergency services since the New Year. “An increasing number of patients are older, sicker and frailer. For example,there has been a 40% increase in patients aged between 80 and 89 yearsold. “In March, there was a 20% increase in ambulances bringing patients to ourA&E department in Southport which is 300 more than the same time last year. On present trends April will be at least as busy again. “The Trust is working with the North West Ambulance Service to better understand the scale of the activity we face, especially in respect of where ambulances are sent during busy periods. “We are committed to providing the best possible care for all our patients and I know that, while the safety of patients was not compromised, this unprecedented demand may have affected the experience of care of some patients for which we apologise.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!