Image source, Image caption, Plans are under consideration for a regional service to relieve pressure on ambulance service
County "run out " of ambulances because that all vehicles were lining up outside hospitals, said a department manager.
Mark Docherty, West Midlands Ambulance Service 's nurses and clinical communications chief executive, said that d Other areas were expected to cover Shropshire during the shortage.
The issue resulted in a delay in timing.The answer, he said.
A start date is set for a regional service to relieve the pressure by taking on a few less critical cases.
The Local Democracy Reporting Service stated that Mr. Docherty told the County Joint Health Review and Review Committee: "Two weeks ago today we ran out of ambulances in Shropshire and Telford.
"What I mean by that is every ambulance we had was stuck outside a hospital with a patient.
" This isn 't to blame or point fingers. This is about all of us recognizing that we are in a very difficult position. "
Mr. Docherty said the ambulance service had " really struggling "to move to category three incidents, classified as urgent rather than fatal.
In a report at the meeting, the group's planning director for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning, Sam Tilley, said the region was one of many "to experience increasing delays" in remittances. 'ambulances in hospitals but was "committed to doing everything possible to improve this situation ".
She told the meeting that a discussion has taken place with NHS England for a Co Community Rapid Response Service, which would automatically refer local rapid response teams to attend Category Three calls in an effort to compensate for the impact of transfer delays.
A deployment date is being agreed for the system in the West Midlands, she said.
Covid, she said, creates "significant challenges for labor "but " withoutour workforce, we cannot achieve the level of improvement we want ".
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