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Ambulance services

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  • Release date: 24 September 2014
  • Period covered: August 2014
  • Next update: 29 October 2014
A monthly report which includes data on emergency calls and response times.

Key points

  • There were 36,101 emergency calls, 5.2% down on July 2014 but 1.4% up on August 2013.
  • Of these, 14,067 were Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls, 5.7% down on July 2014 but 2.0% up on August 2013.
  • 56.9% of emergency responses to Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls arrived at the scene within 8 minutes – down from 58.3% in July 2014 and from 61.8% in August 2013 – and below the target of 65%.
  • 62.3% of Category A calls received an emergency response within 9 minutes, 66.8% within 10 minutes, 83.0% within 15 minutes, 90.8% within 20 minutes and 96.9% within 30 minutes.
  • The median response time was 7 minutes and 4 seconds whilst the mean response time was 9 minutes and 20 seconds.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5086
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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