Dwindling staff numbers leads to healthcare rationing at its lowest form

The introduction of a policy by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to downgrade 999 calls and not send paramedics to terminally ill patients has led to allegations of unacceptable patient care. Ian Peate argues that a review of paramedic staffing levels is urgently needed to help identify paramedic staff requirements in order to achieve patient safety outcomes.

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