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Tort Cases: Kent v Griffiths [2000] 2 WLR 1158 Court of Appeal

The claimant was having an asthma attack. Her doctor attended her home and called for an ambulance at 16.25. The ambulance, which was only 6 miles away, did not arrive until 17.05. The claimant suffered respiratory arrest. Two phone calls had been made to enquire why the ambulance had not arrived and the operator confirmed that it was on its way. The doctor gave evidence that had she known of the delay she would have advised the Claimant's husband to drive her to the hospital.

Held: A duty of care was owned.


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