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Coronavirus: Ambulance Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 29990, tabled on 16 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the provision of emergency ambulance services to people who are self isolating.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 March 2020

The National Health Service has expert teams in every ambulance service and a number of specialist hospital units with highly trained staff and equipment ready to receive and care for patients with any highly infectious disease.

The NHS practises and prepares its response to disease outbreaks and follow tried and tested procedures, following the highest safety standards possible for the protection of NHS staff, patients and the public.

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