Two die as a result of West Midlands Ambulance delays plus other local news and weather

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Two people die in ambulances

It has been revealed that two patients tragically died in the back of ambulances while waiting to be admitted to hospital in the West Midlands.

A whistleblower has revealed that massive demand has meant ‘category two’ calls which include life threatening incidents could be waiting up to six hours for ambulance. A spokesperson for NHS England said: ‘All local healthcare services are working closely to help reduce ambulance handover delays.’

Sandwell Council House

Sandwell Council miss out on ‘levelling-up’ funding

Sandwell Council has admitted it did not apply for levelling up funding, government cash to improve town centre infrastructure. A Sandwell council spokesperson said: ‘There will be two rounds of levelling up funds and Sandwell will focus on business cases bids in round two.’

Gas Street Basin

Weather

Showers at times, and cooler. Highs of 9, overnight lows of 3 Celsius.

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