Ben Bradley obtains rule 43 recommendation in respect of Ambulance Service practice
Ben Bradley, instructed by Anthony Gold to represent the family of the deceased, successfully invited HM Coroner for NW London to make a rule 43 recommendation to the London Ambulance Service (“LAS”).
LAS currently automatically cancels ambulances in circumstances where patients are triaged into the lowest category of severity. The coroner will ask LAS to review the manner in which it communicates this cancellation to service-users. At present, service-users could be left with the impression the ambulance is still on its way. The coroner was not critical of LAS but has recommended that their systems be reviewed.
The coroner also found that failings on the part of one of the NHS Trusts involved in the care of the deceased, contributed to her death.
Barristers: Ben Bradley