Zero tolerance – Making ambulance handover delays a thing of the past – NHS Confederation – 6 December 2012

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Zero tolerance – Making ambulance handover delays a thing of the past – NHS Confederation – 6 December 2012

“Making ambulance handover delays a thing of the past

Nobody wants to see ambulances stacked up outside hospitals waiting to hand over patients. Not paramedics, not emergency department doctors and nurses, not hospital managers, ambulance service controllers, commissioners
or politicians – and least of all patients.

Handing over a patient from an ambulance to an ED is expected to take no more than 15 minutes. But as the National Audit Office highlighted in its review of ambulance services in June 2011, only around 80 per cent of handovers meet this expectation.”

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