THAT'S OUT OF ORDERLY; Wife Calls an Ambulance for Heart Attack Husband but a Porter in a Motor Turns Up
Byline: By Bob Dow
A HEART attack victim waiting for an ambulance was sent a hospital porter in a car instead.
Alan Woodworth almost died after waiting more than 90 minutes before finally being treated by medics.
Recovering yesterday at home in Sandwick, Shetland, he called for better ambulance cover on the island to prevent a tragedy.
Scaffolder Alan, 56, said: "The ambulance cover is atrocious and I have put in a complaint because I want better cover for all."
The grandad added: "The doctors and nurses at the hospital were disgusted and shocked."
Shetland has one ambulance serving the whole island at night.
It was …
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Publication information: Article title: THAT'S OUT OF ORDERLY; Wife Calls an Ambulance for Heart Attack Husband but a Porter in a Motor Turns Up. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: December 13, 2008. Page number: 35. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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