16 December 2017 - Response to Mr Millea

We’ve noticed some deceptive stories regarding our response to a man who was stabbed and sadly died. Here is our response…

 

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: “We send our sincerest condolences to Mr Millea’s family for their tragic loss.

 

“At 11.30pm on 17 June 2017, we received a 999 call from Shrewsbury Road in Garston. This was graded as a category one call – the highest priority - and a total of five clinicians attended the patient.

 

“The first paramedic was dispatched within three minutes of the call, arriving on scene at 11:38pm, closely followed by an ambulance crew at 11.44pm.

 

“We treated the patient at the scene and then at 11.55pm took him to Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

 

“We know that waiting for help can be distressing so, when our emergency phone line is particularly busy, we play an automated message to callers to assure them that their call will be answered if they stay on the line.

 

“Our patient experience team will discuss any aspect of our response to Mr Millea with his family should they wish to contact us directly.”

 

Timings:

23:30 – 999 call received

23:38 – paramedic in rapid response vehicle arrived

23:44 – ambulance crew arrived

23:46 – advanced paramedic in rapid response vehicle arrived

23:46 – paramedic in rapid response vehicle arrived

23:55 – ambulance left scene for Royal Liverpool University Hospital

00:07 – patient arrived at hospital in ambulance