Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating

Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating Paramedics were called to Joan Smith, 78, who'd collapsed upstairs at home Each time paramedics tried to carry her downstairs, her heart stoppedRealised that in order to save Mrs Smith, she would need to be kept flat Being in an upright position can put strain on the heart Paramedics had to use an aerial ladder platform to get her to the ambulance By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 09:46 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 17 April 2013 A woman who suffered a heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window using a crane.

Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics

Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs.

Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medication

Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medicationKatie Coombs suffered fatal seizure at home after complaining of feeling illWas told by doctors to carry on taking tablets despite not having a fit She cancelled three further appointments, one just days before she diedHer parents did not know she wasn't on her medication, inquest heard and August 3, 2012 – five days before her death.

Why you shouldn"t get sick in a cold snap – it takes ambulances longer to respond

Why you shouldn't get sick in a cold snap – it can take ambulances twice as long to respond Study looked at how long it took ambulances to arrive at emergencies in Birmingham between 2007 and 2011Ambulance response time dropped 1.3% for each degree drop in temperatureDuring December 2010 ambulances took 15minutes rather than average eight minutesIncreased demand and treacherous road conditions blamed By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 It's common knowledge that it's better to get sick on a weekday because hospitals aren't as well staffed on weekends.

Dental nurse, 30, died after "serious failings" by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital

Dental nurse, 30, died after 'serious failings' by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital Sarah Thomas, 30, was barely conscious when paramedics arrived They told her she was 'better off' at home rather than hospital Inquest ruled she would have survived had she received simple treatment By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:37 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 GMT, 22 February 2013 Sarah Thomas died at home because her symptoms were not taken seriously by paramedics A dental nurse died after 'serious failings' by paramedics called to her home, a coroner ruled today.

Alex Reid: "Vivacious" schoolgirl, 16, died in her sleep just days before scoring ten As at GCSE

'Vivacious' schoolgirl, 16, died in her sleep just days before scoring ten As at GCSE Alex Reid died in her sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition Popular schoolgirl was a keen skier, swimmer and netball player Parents found her unresponsive in bed and she could not be revivedThey later learned she had gained six A* and four A grades at GCSE By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 9 February 2013 Active: Schoolgirl Alex Reid had been a keen skier, netballer and swimmer before she died of an undiagnosed heart condition A super-fit teenager died in her sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition just days before her parents learned she had gained six A* grades and four As in her GCSEs.

Pneumonia patient, 86, sent home from hospital in freezing temperatures wearing just her night clothes

Pneumonia patient, 86, sent home from hospital in freezing temperatures wearing just her night clothes Eunice Williams' family were furious, as they had supplied plenty of warm clothingSo cold she nearly had hypothermia Wrexham Maelor Hospital has since apologised | UPDATED: 16:38 GMT, 21 December 2012 Eunice Williams was sent home wearing only a nightie and a thin dressing gown in sub-zero termperatures An 86-year pneumonia patient was sent home from hospital in sub-zero temperatures wearing just her nightdress and a thin dressing gown.

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than 4 hours hits 8-year peak

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than four hours hits eight-year peak A third of patients spent more than four hours in A&E, compared to 23 per cent in 2004Nearly a quarter of those who arrived by ambulance had to wait more than 15 minutes to be transferred But patients happy with standards of care and hygiene | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 6 December 2012 Waiting times in accident and emergency departments are getting longer, according to figures released today by the healthcare regulator.