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Ambulance Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 58340, tabled on 18 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the average response times for each ambulance category by month from April to September 2021.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

15 December 2021

Information on the longest waiting time for a 999 call to be answered by each ambulance service is not routinely collected centrally. Information on the number of ambulance handover delays by trust since 1 April 2021 is not available in the format requested, as the information is not routinely collected centrally outside of the winter period. The following table shows the mean average response times in hours, minutes and seconds for each ambulance category in each month from April to September 2021.

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

April

07:00

20:16

59:21:00

01:45:36

May

07:25

24:35:00

01:24:22

02:31:44

June

07:54

30:42:00

01:54:40

02:30:34

July

08:33

41:04:00

02:33:43

02:57:40

August

08:28

38:39:00

02:14:24

02:39:44

September

09:01

45:30:00

02:35:45

03:07:45

Source: Statistics ยป Ambulance Quality Indicators (england.nhs.uk)

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