A yet-to-be-identified patient in the United Kingdom, who was attended to and declared dead by ambulance workers, has woken up after being taken to the Darlington Memorial Hospital.
However, the patient’s medical condition, as at the time of filing this report, is yet to be ascertained, the Daily Mail has reported.
Meanwhile, the North East Ambulance Service has apologised to the family of the patient and launched an investigation into the incident.
The Director of Paramedicine, NEAS, Andrew Hodge, said, “As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we opened an investigation and contacted the patient’s family. We are deeply sorry for the distress that this has caused them. A full review of this incident is being undertaken, and we are unable to comment any further at this stage.”
This came just months after reports accused NEAS ambulance workers of allegedly “hiding medical errors and withholding evidence at the coroner’s inquests.”