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Ambulance refused for stabbed politican

Published måndag 2 maj 2011 kl 11.37
Anders Wallner<br><p>

Updated 11:38 AM

The proposed new party chair for the Green Party was stabbed during a robbery in a southern Stockholm suburb Saturday night.

He is reportedly doing well under the circumsances, but according to a friend who was with 27 year old Anders Wallner, the SOS Alarm service originally refused to send an ambulance.

The attack took place in Alby in the outskirts of Stockholm. According to the newspaper Aftonbladet Wallner was stabbed several times, and was operated on during the night. He has since twittered from his hospital bed, saying that he is well under the circumstances and sending his “thanks for all the warm greetings, which keep me convinced that people are good”.

SOS Alarm has already had its contracts with several Swedish counties cancelled for failing to maintain standards. The service also came in for much criticism after a nurse recently refused to send an ambulance to help a man who subsequently died. Wallner’s friends have filed a complaint against SOS Alarm.

With the party conference coming later this month, Wallner was recently proposed by the selection committee as the Greens new chair.

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