A Devon police officer has expressed horror after witnessing 15 ambulances waiting to offload patients outside Derriford Hospital. Neighborhood and PS Police Liaison Roger Hocking, shared his dismay on Twitter, saying the scene was “quite disturbing”.
In a statement on Twitter, he wrote: “Dropped off a secure van at Derriford Hospital this afternoon, to relieve an ambulance crew of an abusive patient. Quite disturbing to see [around] 15 ambulances are all waiting to discharge patients in the emergency room.
“A paramedic told me it was a ‘good day’!” The cops’ tweet prompted a number of comments, including some claiming the scenes were nothing out of the ordinary.
One person replied: “It’s all day and all night sarg…it’s a constant thing but 15 is usually a good day, it’s often 20-30+ waiting.” Another wrote: “It’s a disaster.”
A long line of Ambulances were pictured queuing outside North Devon District Hospital earlier this month. Devon Live reported that the hospital trust said the transfer delays are caused by a number of factors, including discharge delays, rising levels of Covid among patients and staff and increased demand. Services. Hospital staff have been praised for doing an ‘incredible job’ under such pressure.
People are advised that they can help cope with the crisis by using the appropriate service for the care need and only using emergency services when needed. Like the rest of the country, Devon experienced much higher than normal temperatures and an influx of visitors and tourists.