Blue light ambulance response gets worse

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A new report reveals already poor 999 ambulance response times in South Holland are getting worse.

Lincolnshire County Council’s health scrutiny committee heard today (Wednesday) that the eight-minute response target for life-threatening calls where a defibrillator is needed dipped from 66.41 per cent to 64.55 per cent. 
The statistics compare the first quarter of this year with the same period in the previous year. 
East Midlands Ambulance Service is meant to get to 75 per cent of those calls within the target time.

Responses times for life-threatening calls where a defibrillator isn’t needed fell from 69.79 per cent to 67.83 per cent.

The target response time for reaching those calls is also 75 per cent within eight minutes.