The inquest into the death of Ruebin Lee, from Bangor, has concluded that he ‘would probably have survived’ if the ambulance that was called had arrived sooner.
Coroner Nicola Jones concluded that Ruebin, 43, had died accidentally at his Bangor home on 3rd March 2017, after he began choking while eating.
An ambulance was called to Bro Ogwen, in Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, where Ruebin lived with his support workers, but despite the address being opposite Ysbyty Gwynedd, the ambulance took 9 minutes to arrive because they couldn’t find the address. By the time the ambulance crew arrived at the house, Ruebin was unconscious and in cardiac arrest.
The coroner, Nicola Jones, said there was enough evidence to suggest that he ‘would probably have survived’ had the ambulance arrived sooner, but passed no judgment or blame on any individuals or organisation.
The coroner also passed on her condolences to Ruebin‘s family saying that they had remained dignified throughout the process.