Intoxication and violence during ambulance call-outs

Sarah Jane Palmer
November 2017

Ill-equippedAn interesting and concerning point raised by the research was that staff felt they were not equipped appropriately to deal with intoxicated individuals, with 50% noting that they felt they lacked the relevant training. The final main point summarised that many ambulance staff felt there should be tougher policies on intoxicated individuals. Three-quarters (76%) of staff supported the idea of an NHS policy that would charge people for ambulance call-outs when their own intoxication was the cause for requiring an ambulance.

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