The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the Welsh Ambulance Services’ improved performance in January, with 100 more life threatening calls being responded to within the 8 minutes target.
There was a 4% increase in the number of life threatening ‘red’ calls that were responded to within 8 minutes. The 66% response rate was the first time the target of 65% has been met since October 2019.
Jane Dodds, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, commented:
We all know the immense pressures our ambulance staff work under on a day-to-day basis. The fact they’ve managed to improve their performance and meet their target is a testament to their commitment and ability.
However, there is no room for complacency. We need a long-term and comprehensive plan to address the significant pressures faced by our Ambulance Service, especially in rural areas - where the average wait can be significantly higher.
This plan must address A&E waiting times, delayed transfers of care and promote care in the community. Only then will we be providing the Ambulance Service our patients need and our staff deserve.