Medics who put health and safety before saving lives: The disturbing trend that led a 999 crew to refuse to carry a dying teenager

Medics who put health and safety before saving lives: The disturbing trend that led a 999 crew to refuse to carry a dying teenager When 14-year-old Shannon Powell collapsed on a cross country race course in January, a first aider promptly called an ambulance. The North London schoolgirl had suffered a violent fit and had fallen on a muddy track. Because the paramedics had problems gaining access to the track, it took nearly an hour for them to finally reach her

Paramedic refuses to carry dying girl, 14, who collapsed on cross country run "because medic had a bad back"

Schoolgirl, 14, who collapsed on cross-country run died because it took paramedics an hour to get her to hospitalAmbulance arrived six minutes after 999 call but struggled for 30 minutes to find address Medics delayed from getting into grounds as all gates but one were lockedHad Shannon reached hospital before second seizure she would have had a good chance of recovery