Ambulances arrived late 'to 35 per cent of life-threatening emergencies' in one year
Ambulances were late to 35% of all life-threatening emergencies - category A calls - in the 12 months to the end of August, according to NHS England figures analysed by the Daily Mail. Ambulances should arrive on the scene for these most urgent calls within eight minutes.
Separate figures obtained by Labour under the Freedom of Information Act showed that thousands of patients taken to hospital by ambulance face long delays before being seen by A&E staff.
Ambulances should be able to hand over patients to A&E staff within 15 minutes of arrival but the figures showed the number of... read more
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