New amublance stats show service at breaking point

New NHS Ambulance Service statistics have shown that for category C1-C2 calls, the average response time in December 2021 for England was the second longest ever, after October 2021.

In addition more than 36,000 people in England who called 999 with a “category 2” condition such as a stroke or a heart attack waited almost an hour for an ambulance in December.

Responding, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: “Ambulance services are at breaking point and it’s the Government that is to blame. The Conservatives have run ambulance services into the ground with every single target being missed for the most severe cases.

Daisy Cooper MP

“Behind every single one of these statistics is a tragic personal story.

“After months of failing to get a grip on the ambulance crisis, it’s clear that the Tory government has no clue on what to do – it must commission a Care Quality Commission investigation without further delay.”

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