Labour’s Act on Ambulances campaign is featured on Anglia News as the media talk about yet another u-turn over ambulance cuts.
Labour have welcomed an announcement today that a number of ambulances have been returned to the region that were initially earmarked to be cut.
Paramedics have expressed concerns about the wider effects of cuts to the ambulance fleet in the rest of Norfolk – which starts with a shake-up in Diss.
The percentage of calls reaching patients within nineteen minutes in 2012 dropped from 80.6% to 72.4%.
Statistics which show that the East of England Ambulance Service is facing huge demand and even longer turnaround time delays just days before Christmas
The cold snap is having a considerable effect on ambulance response times and turnaround times in the East of England.
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust is set to miss a target of reaching 95% of ‘Category A’ patients within 19 minutes from the time of the call.
Ambulance turn-around times at the region’s hospitals are causing major concern, according to the latest figures revealed by Labour.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s turnaround time for ambulance calls have been branded “unacceptably high” with long waits for beds at A&E.
Labour has argued that the ambulance service’s failure to reach targets for another month should trigger a further u-turn on cuts to the ambulance fleet.