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(From Central Office of Information - News Distribution Service)
The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
Ambulance System Indicators; Category A 8 minute response time, category A 19 minute response time, call abandonment rate, re-contact rate following discharge of care, time to answer call, time to treatment, ambulance calls closed with telephone advice or managed without transport to A&E, ambulance emergency journeys; for period July 2011.
Ambulance Clinical Outcomes; Outcome from cardiac arrest - return of spontaneous circulation, outcome from acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), outcome from stroke for ambulance patients, outcome from cardiac arrest - survival to discharge; for period April 2011.
The main findings for Ambulance System Indicators for July 2011 were:
The proportion of Category A calls resulting in an emergency response arriving within 8 minutes was 76.4% nationally, ranging from 77.7% to 74.8% across different ambulance trusts. One Trust, East of England Ambulance Service, failed to achieve the 75% standard. In June, the national position was that 75.3% of calls resulted in an emergency response within 8 minutes.
The proportion of Category A calls resulting in an …