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What if the ambulance doesn't arrive at the time I expect?

Question:
What if the ambulance doesn't arrive at the time I expect?
Answer:

It is difficult for the ambulance service to provide an exact time of arrival, so please be prepared to leave at the earliest stage possible.

Please be ready 1 1/2 hours before your appointment time.  However, if you live a long way from the hospital, it could mean that the ambulance arrives earlier than this.

Whatever time you arrive at the hospital the staff will try to see you as soon as they can.