Beverley rugby man in 2-hour 999 wait

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Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A Beverley rugby league sportsman has received an apology after waiting two hours for an ambulance with a broken leg.

Adam Robson also suffered a fractured ankle in his side’s cup final match with Hull Dockers on Saturday.

Jan Brooke, Robson’s mother, who is a doctor, treated him on the ground while they waited for the ambulance to arrive at Hull’s Haworth Park venue.

Beverley head coach, Pat Howdle, said that 90 minutes later a paramedic attended the scene. The ambulance then took a further 30 minutes to arrive before taking the player to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust officials have now apologised for any distress resulting from the delay.

A spokesman blamed the hold-up on extremely high service demand, adding that the Trust was doing everything to attend to patients as safely and as swiftly as possible.

The Trust wants to talk directly to the people concerned about the incident, the spokesman said.

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Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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