Ambulance crews 'struggle to reach 999 calls'

Ambulance crews 'struggle to reach 999 calls'
 

Ambulance services are struggling to reach seriously ill and injured patients quickly enough after rising demand has left the system at breaking point, a BBC investigation has found.
Patients with life-threatening conditions - like cardiac arrests - are meant to be reached in eight minutes.
But only one of the UK's 13 ambulance services is currently meeting its target.
Ambulance bosses are blaming rising demand and pressure in the system.
Freedom of information requests by the BBC to ambulance trusts showed over 500,000 hours of ambulance crews' time in England, Wales and Northern Ireland... read more

 
30 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 72
Source: BBC
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