2500 Scottish addresses too unsafe for ambulance staff to enter

Ambulance crews are prevented from entering more than 2500 addresses in Scotland amid fears for their safety, new figures have shown.

The Scottish Ambulance Service has marked 2557 homes as “red flagged” – where paramedics can only go in to respond to a 999 call with the presence of a police officer.

The statistics, which show a current snapshot in time rather than any historic trends, were obtained by the Scottish Conservatives through Freedom of Information.

The party’s public health spokeswoman Annie Wells said the numbers exposed the challenges hardworking ambulance staff have to put up with on a daily basis.

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