01 MAY 2012

SUFFOLK MPS DEMAND IMPROVEMENTS ON AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES IN RURAL SUFFOLK

Dr Dan with members of the East Anglian Air Ambulance crew during his recent trip aboard the Anglia One helicopter (Please note: Photographs courtesy of Paul Nixon Photography, Ipswich (01473 430707).

Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, and Peter Aldous, Member of Parliament for Waveney, have called for urgent action to be taken to improve ambulance response times in Suffolk, after recently published figures showed that many residents in Suffolk are still being forced to wait longer than the 8 minute target time for an ambulance to arrive at the scene of an emergency.

The MPs’ joint call comes after assurances were given by the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust last year that steps would be taken to improve ambulance response times in rural areas of Suffolk.

The latest figures, which cover the period between December 2011 to March 2012, show that;

• In Framlingham, 27% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

• In Mendham, 35% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

• In Debenham, 35% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

• In Stradbroke, 31% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

• In Eye, 30% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

• In Bungay, 26% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

• In Beccles, 53% of emergencies were responded to within the 8 minute target time.

Ambulance services are required to respond to 75% of all category A (immediately life-threatening) patients within 8 minutes and, where needed, to provide transport to these calls within 19 minutes.

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