MARCO ISLAND — An 80-year-old Marco Island man died in the hospital after complications from a stroke on Oct. 3. Family members say doctors were unable to operate on Paul Anderson because it took too long for him to get to the hospital.
Records show Anderson waited nearly an hour to be transported by NCH after an initial 911 call for an ambulance.
Collier County EMS was originally called to respond, but because Paul Anderson was at an NCH facility, EMS was called off. EMS Chief Walter Kopka says he spoke with NCH’s transport director, who indicated NCH would handle the transport instead, based on county policy.