Kent v Griffiths [2000]

Plaintiff called ambulance which took 40 mins to
arrive.
Plaintiff suffered respiratory arrest while waiting.
Court of Appeal held an ambulance service could owe duty
of care to member of public if, due to carelessness, it failed to arrive within
reasonable time.
Ambulance service provided services in same category
as those provided by hospitals rather than those by police or fire service,
whose primary obligation was to protect public generally.
Claim upheld.