Motion calling on Government to take action on long ambulance wait times carried at recent Hinckley council meeting

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 8 September 2022

A MOTION which aims to see the Government take action on long ambulance wait times has been accepted at a recent Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council meeting.

A stock photo of an ambulance. (Image: Ian Taylor/Unsplash)

As the Hinckley Free Press reported just three days ago, local Liberal Democrats councillors in the borough bought a motion forward to the Borough Council’s meeting on 6 September, which discussed the ‘unacceptably long’ ambulance wait times.

The motion was being led by Coun. Michael Mullaney, and backed by Coun. Bill Crooks.

During the meeting, Councillor Mullaney told the tragic story of how his friend’s elderly mother was left waiting at home for an ambulance for a total of 11 hours until one finally arrived. And, she sadly passed away just two days after the incident.

But, the long ambulance times are something that proved all too common with many of the councillors inside of the Hinckley Hub’s meeting room. They recited incidents where they were left waiting hours for ambulances to attend to their loved ones.

At the end of the meeting, it was revealed that 21 had voted in favour of the motion being carried.

Coun. Michael Mullaney took to his official Twitter account to thank those who supported it.

He said: “Thanks to members of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council who supported the motion I proposed tonight calling on the Government to take more action to tackle the unacceptably long waits. Too many people are having to wait for ambulances locally.”

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