New Castle News

January 17, 2013

Trying to keep up with ambulance trip

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

Mom has been a resident of a nursing home for more than a year, and she has to go by ambulance when she requires medical attention outside of the facility.

When Mom needed to be seen by a particular type of medical professional, she had to be transported to Pittsburgh by ambulance. Luckily, the weather was exceptionally nice the day of her appointment.

I attempted to follow the ambulance to the designated medical facility in Pittsburgh. However, we lost track of the ambulance because the driver was exceeding the speed limit, even though this was a non-emergency transport.

Needless to say, there is something wrong when someone in Mom’s condition has to travel out of the area by ambulance for medical attention because a local medical professional refuses to see Medicaid patients.

Sylvia L. McIntosh

Ellwood Road

New Castle