Paramedic 'drove woman, 21, with history of fits to wrong hospital and stopped three times on the way including one delay of 26 minutes' 


A paramedic drove a 21-year-old woman with a history of fits to the wrong hospital and stopped three times on the way, a tribunal heard today.

One of the stops made by East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Shane Kennedy while he took the woman to hospital was allegedly 26 minutes.

There were two other stops on the journey in January 2015, each lasting four minutes, according to the vehicle’s satellite tracking system.

Ambulance: One of the stops made by East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Shane Kennedy while he took the woman to hospital was allegedly 26 minutes (file picture)

Ambulance: One of the stops made by East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Shane Kennedy while he took the woman to hospital was allegedly 26 minutes (file picture)

He did not attend the Health and Care Professions Council fitness to practise hearing in London, where he is accused of misconduct or lack of competence.

Mr Kennedy, a former policeman who qualified as a paramedic in April 2008, responded to an alert of a woman who was suffering fits at her…



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