Mum’s fury over ambulance delays for ‘lifeless’ baby son

A Kensworth mother has spoken of her dismay after she was twice forced to wait up to an hour for an ambulance to arrive for her severely ill baby.

Rebecca Holder and partner Rob Dunhill were left frantic after their 10-month-old son Theo stopped breathing following a seizure on September 27 and eventually decided to drive their baby to Luton & Dunstable Hospital themselves after waiting more than half an hour for an ambulance to arrive.

Two weeks later Theo suffered another seizure at home and despite being told that their child should be met with an eight minute response time Rebecca and Rob, of Common Road, were again forced to wait until an ambulance from Bedford arrived 55 minutes later.

Despite repeat attempts the couple have been unable to secure an answer to complaints submitted to the East of England Ambulance Trust, with Rebecca left fearful for her son’s health.

She told the Gazette: “Theo could have died, that is no exaggeration.

“This has been so stressful, it is starting to break us.

“We feel completely let down and it is like they just want us to go away, which won’t be happening.”

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