Nathan was given morphine as soon as he arrived at hospital. He turned out to have fractures to his femur and his kneecap. On Monday afternoon he was in surgery. He was never in danger of dying, it’s true, and if he had been, an ambulance would have come. In a statement, LAS said they were sorry that no ambulance could attend, blaming a high number of life-or-death calls.So...the system is working as it's supposed to? What's your problem, Archie?
And how did he come to this in the first place?
Once the situation was explained, the operator said he couldn’t be sure when an ambulance would be available. Nathan’s mates left. (Police believe the moped was stolen.) Two other neighbours brought blankets and pillows. Operators called back a few times, to little effect. Nathan, who’s 16, seemed to be in shock. He required repeated reassurance that he wasn’t going to die. After half an hour, the police arrived. Initially, they seemed more concerned about the alleged moped theft – they’d had a run-in with Nathan and his mates earlier that night – than about his injury.Woo! First showing for 2015!