No ambulance for 18-month-old Southport boy having a seizure


On Friday 18th December an 18-month-old Southport boy had his first seizure and his parents immediately dialled 999.

The boy’s mother said:

“Twenty minutes after the first call and there was no sign of the ambulance therefore I called back. This time I was told there was a queue so we had to wait, by this time my son was  foaming at his mouth, limp and blue in colour.

“After another twenty minutes, I decide I had no other option but to take him by car to Ormskirk hospital”.

“Thankfully he had started to come round on the way the hospital. On arrival, I basically was told off by a staff nurse for bringing him in by car I should have waited for an ambulance.

“I rang home to learn an ambulance had turned up one hour and five mins after I initially rang through to ambulance service.

“I’m actually disgusted with the ambulance service, surely a baby is high priority, obviously not”.

Today no one was available to comment from the North West Ambulance Service.

Update to follow


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