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On 7/5/2018 at 9:26 PM, rusky said:

I cant be certain on the state now, but when I was involved ion the sport it was the case that if a non-county ambulance took riders to hospital it effectively went to the back of the queue for admission to A&E, as priority was always given to county (i.e. NHS) ambulances, so there would be a significant delay in the rider (or indeed member of the public)  being seen at A&E

Yep nearly spot on. Normally there are 2 st johns ambulances at a meeting and at least one trained Paramedic/Doctor.  Handover time is normally 15 mins, but as you say, more urgent cases go to the front in cas. which means it could be  depending how far away from the stadium the Hospital is could be anything longer than  40 mins plus. like we had last night. Now if its a fan or a staff member then i think im right in saying a county Ambulance must be called, although in cases of emergency they will be treated first and formost by the track Doctor/Paramedic.

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On 10/2/2018 at 3:57 PM, Starman2006 said:

Yep nearly spot on. Normally there are 2 st johns ambulances at a meeting and at least one trained Paramedic/Doctor.  Handover time is normally 15 mins, but as you say, more urgent cases go to the front in cas. which means it could be  depending how far away from the stadium the Hospital is could be anything longer than  40 mins plus. like we had last night. Now if its a fan or a staff member then i think im right in saying a county Ambulance must be called, although in cases of emergency they will be treated first and formost by the track Doctor/Paramedic.

wonder what will happen when poole a and e is transfered to bournemouth hospital . meeting abandoned unless we have double cover ?

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4 hours ago, ray c said:

wonder what will happen when poole a and e is transfered to bournemouth hospital . meeting abandoned unless we have double cover ?

Everybody is up in arms mate. Worse decision the CCG have made. for a number of reasons, not just speedway.

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35 minutes ago, Starman2006 said:

Everybody is up in arms mate. Worse decision the CCG have made. for a number of reasons, not just speedway.

yes i agree on monday we had a delay of over an hour because of no medical cover cant see what the answer will be when or if a  and  e is moved to bournemouth difficult i think

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8 hours ago, ray c said:

yes i agree on monday we had a delay of over an hour because of no medical cover cant see what the answer will be when or if a  and  e is moved to bournemouth difficult i think

Certainly will not make life easier, there will definately have to be two Ambulances at our meetings, as a trip to bmth hand over and back could take up to a hour half as standard, providing they can hand over more or less straightaway. But 99% of the time thats not posible. We have a dr and a paramedic, so depending on the nature of the injury some can still go to Poole, otherwise one will have to stay and one go,  and 2 st johns will have to go with them,  one be able to drive. All this could cost more.
The CCG are brain dead, but thats another story.

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