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It is natural to assume that if you required emergency medical care, that an ambulance would be available to attend and assist you. However, The Independent has recently reported that Ambulance Trusts are becoming increasingly dependent on private ambulances to respond to 999 calls, with concerns being raised about the vetting and training of staff in their employment.

In the case of a medical emergency, time is of the essence and it is vital that the right treatment is given at the right time. Delays in receiving treatment can have serious consequences for patients and their loved ones.

If you have concerns about delays in treatment that you have received, you can contact Graystons for further advice. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors can provide further details about making a complaint to the treatment provider, as well as discussing funding options available to you and whether you may be able to fund any legal action under a “no win, no fee agreement”.