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Ambulance Services: Gloucestershire

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL790, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve ambulance response times in Gloucestershire.

Answered on

21 June 2022

South West Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a remote clinical triage team, direct referral of patients to Same Day Emergency Care Departments, as well as deploying Hospital Ambulance Liaison Officers to improve the flow of patients and reduce handover delays. This will allow ambulance crews to respond to incoming calls more quickly and improve response times. The Trust is also recruiting additional Community First Responders to improve response times in rural areas in Gloucestershire.