Inquest finds major failings in care of Trudy Glenister from Great Wakering

Echo: Coroner hits out at Essex ambulance service for failing mum Coroner hits out at Essex ambulance service for failing mum

A CORONER has hit out at the East of England Ambulance Service for a series of failures in the care of Trudy Glenister.

The coroner, Caroline Beasley-Murray, recorded a narrative verdict at the inquest into Mrs Glenister, 38, of Lee Lotts, Great Wakering, but blasted the ambulance service for the care they provided.

The inquest was told how Mrs Glenister, a mum of one, died from a heart attack caused by severe internal bleeding after two student paramedics took 40 minutes to get her to Southend Hospital.

The ambulance crew had been called to her home because Mrs Glenister had severe abdominal because of an ectopic pregnancy.

However, no urgent action was taken by the trainee crew, who failed to even switch on the emergency sirens and lights as the ambulance made its way to the hospital.

Mrs Beasley-Murray found there had been:

  • "Unacceptable delays" in taking Mrs Glenister to hospital.
  • No appreciation from the student paramedics of the "acute medical emergency" that confronted them.
  • Failure to use the blue lights and sirens, which should have been used.
  • Southend Hospital was not properly told of the seriousness of the situation by the ambulance crew.

FULL STORY IN TUESDAY'S ECHO

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4:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Sincere condolences to the Family and friends, of Trudy, Thank God these idiots from Ambulance aren't Firemen or Police.
Sincere condolences to the Family and friends, of Trudy, Thank God these idiots from Ambulance aren't Firemen or Police. CarnMountification
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4:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

runwellian says...

Very sad case indeed.
Even newly qualified paramedics should have to work with very skilled paramedics fro the first year but it can take a lifetime to be really good at this job.

You can work a lifetime for the NHS and never know everything but not one but two trainees set loose on their own, they should be sacked as should their boss!
One life lost to neglect is one too many!
Very sad case indeed. Even newly qualified paramedics should have to work with very skilled paramedics fro the first year but it can take a lifetime to be really good at this job. You can work a lifetime for the NHS and never know everything but not one but two trainees set loose on their own, they should be sacked as should their boss! One life lost to neglect is one too many! runwellian
  • Score: 7

7:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Missrableoldgoat says...

CarnMountification, your correct they would just turn around and say there not coming !!!!!!

your dont have a clue any of you about what its like or the full facts of this matter. Keep your opinions to your self. FOAD !!!!!!!
CarnMountification, your correct they would just turn around and say there not coming !!!!!! your dont have a clue any of you about what its like or the full facts of this matter. Keep your opinions to your self. FOAD !!!!!!! Missrableoldgoat
  • Score: -9

7:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Missrableoldgoat says...

And also To the Evening Echo, Please try and get your facts right before you report on these matters.....
And also To the Evening Echo, Please try and get your facts right before you report on these matters..... Missrableoldgoat
  • Score: -7

8:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Missrableoldgoat wrote:
CarnMountification, your correct they would just turn around and say there not coming !!!!!!

your dont have a clue any of you about what its like or the full facts of this matter. Keep your opinions to your self. FOAD !!!!!!!
FUBAR...
[quote][p][bold]Missrableoldgoat[/bold] wrote: CarnMountification, your correct they would just turn around and say there not coming !!!!!! your dont have a clue any of you about what its like or the full facts of this matter. Keep your opinions to your self. FOAD !!!!!!![/p][/quote]FUBAR... CarnMountification
  • Score: -4

7:26am Tue 15 Apr 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

NO I WILL NOT KEEP MY OPINION TO MYSELF.EVER . SACKING OF THESE IDIOTS IS TOO GOOD. CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT.
NO I WILL NOT KEEP MY OPINION TO MYSELF.EVER . SACKING OF THESE IDIOTS IS TOO GOOD. CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -2

12:11pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Bigmama1 says...

Their manager should be sacked as well as the Paramedics. Even a member of the public would work out this was a serious situation. Now there is a mother dead, husband lost his wife, and another child without a mother. I hope the family will get compensation for loss. This in no way will replace the wife and mother but will help to provide care and support.
Their manager should be sacked as well as the Paramedics. Even a member of the public would work out this was a serious situation. Now there is a mother dead, husband lost his wife, and another child without a mother. I hope the family will get compensation for loss. This in no way will replace the wife and mother but will help to provide care and support. Bigmama1
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Bigmama1 says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
NO I WILL NOT KEEP MY OPINION TO MYSELF.EVER . SACKING OF THESE IDIOTS IS TOO GOOD. CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT.
Well said, I heartily agree.
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: NO I WILL NOT KEEP MY OPINION TO MYSELF.EVER . SACKING OF THESE IDIOTS IS TOO GOOD. CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT.[/p][/quote]Well said, I heartily agree. Bigmama1
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Tue 15 Apr 14

halfpint28 says...

So two trainees are unfortunately made to work together and put in an impossible situation and you idiots are calling for them to be sacked, they took this patient to hospital, therefore they did their job. Maybe you should all be sacked from your jobs (If you're even employed) for your stupidity in believing every detail you read in the echo!
So two trainees are unfortunately made to work together and put in an impossible situation and you idiots are calling for them to be sacked, they took this patient to hospital, therefore they did their job. Maybe you should all be sacked from your jobs (If you're even employed) for your stupidity in believing every detail you read in the echo! halfpint28
  • Score: 3

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