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Cardiac arrest victims could be turned down for ambulances

Unprecedented staffing crisis forcing bosses to consider radical action, admits health chief

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Dr Nigel Ruddell of the NI Ambulance Service

Dr Nigel Ruddell of the NI Ambulance Service

Dr Nigel Ruddell of the NI Ambulance Service

The ambulance staffing crisis could become so bad that paramedics will be unable to attend patients in cardiac arrest.

Dr Nigel Ruddell, the medical director of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), said that with five Covid-19 cases detected every minute on Thursday, health bosses were being forced to consider radical action.


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