A frantic Mansfield mother was left caring for her daughter after ambulance crews refused to attend when the child had a suspected seizure.
Rebecca Turton was enjoying a day in the sunshine on Carr Bank Park on Thursday 24th of July with her eight-year-old daughter Kirstie and other family members when the little girl collapsed.
But when Rebecca (27) of Blake Crescent, dialled 999 she was told by control room staff that no ambulance would be coming and was taken to King’s Mill Hospital by a ‘good samaritan’, she said.
The mother-of-four said no explanation was given why paramedics were not dispatched, but she has now made a formal complaint to bosses at East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).
She told Chad: “I’d gone to the park with some relatives and their children and the kids were all off playing when suddenly my sister came running over and said that Kirstie had collapsed.
“At first they said they would ring me back in an hour to see how she was doing, and when I asked them if they were sending an ambulance they said that they weren’t.