Zetland FM Local News - 15th June 2022
The Health Secretary has ordered a full independent review into how a Redcar man died waiting for an ambulance;
Police have confirmed the sudden death of a Grangetown man in his forties;
...and men from our area are being invited to attend a cancer awareness session in our area today.
The Health Secretary has ordered a full independent review into how a Redcar man died waiting for an ambulance.
62-year-old Peter Coates, who had lung disease, died in 2019 after a power cut caused his oxygen machine to fail. By the time assistance arrived 34 minutes later he was dead.
A report recently found that delays in getting care to him involved one ambulance being unable to get to him following difficulties opening an electronic gate, while another had stopped to refuel.
A report found that a statement was 'deemed unnecessary to disclose' to the coroner 'despite the statement covering the circumstances in which the delay occured'.
Now, the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has called for an independent review into what happened after being contacted by MP for Redcar, Jacob Young.
Police have confirmed the sudden death of a Grangetown man in his forties.
Emergency services and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to a house in Argyle Road, just off the A1085 Trunk Road in Grangetown, on Monday at around 4pm.
The air ambulance left the scene around 4.45pm.
Police have confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the Coroner.
Men from our area are being invited to attend a cancer awareness session in our area today.
As part of Men’s Health Week men are invited to come along to Grangetown Job’s Club today from 9.30am where the council's Health and Improvement Team and the Northern Cancer Alliance will hold a session to raise awareness of common male cancers.
They will provide visitors with information on the signs, symptoms and treatments of these cancers alongside the usual support that the Training and Employment Hub offer.