A affected person who apparently got here again to life after being declared “lifeless” by ambulance workers has now died, police have mentioned.
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has issued an apology for the misery precipitated to the household of the girl, who was in her 50s.
She was taken on Friday to the Darlington Memorial Hospital after paramedics declared her lifeless, however, in a growth first reported by the Northern Echosubsequently got here again to life.
Durham Police have now confirmed the girl’s dying, saying it was “surprising” and autopsy exams might be achieved.
Andrew Hodge, NEAS director of paramedicine, mentioned: “As quickly as we had been made conscious of this incident, we contacted the affected person’s household and launched a overview into the circumstances.
“The paramedics on scene had been confronted with a posh medical case and we’re working carefully with our companions and different businesses concerned to grasp the complete image of what occurred.
“Till this overview is accomplished, we can not remark additional.
“We’re deeply sorry for the misery that this has precipitated to the household and have despatched them our condolences throughout this time.
“We’re supporting them as nicely via this course of.
“The colleagues concerned are additionally being supported appropriately.
“Our overview of this incident will in fact be shared with the coroner and the police, appearing upon the coroner’s path, to find out what occurred.”
The incident comes 5 months after a important report was printed into how NEAS ambulance employees lined up failings and withheld proof from inquests.
After her report into the service, Dame Marianne Griffiths paid tribute to the households who shared their experiences and mentioned: “It’s clear that they don’t seem to be solely devastated by the lack of their family members but in addition by the ambulance service’s response to the authentic questions on their care.”