South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, has written urgently to the East of England Ambulance Trust to ask them to undertake an immediate review of their ‘end of shift’ policy which resulted in a response vehicle on duty in Leighton Buzzard not being sent to very seriously injured victims of a road traffic incident.
The East of England Ambulance Trust have said that they would have responded to a cardiac arrest or a maternity incident in the last 30 minutes of a shift.
Andrew Selous said,
“My heart goes out to the family who lost a child and the family whose child suffered serious injuries. I know the Leighton Buzzard ambulance station well and have great admiration for the staff who work there who trained me to become a community first responder in the station. It is really important that we get this policy urgently reviewed by the ambulance trust and I have asked them to write back to me urgently to let me know what steps they are taking to bring this out.”