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Statistics

Ambulance services

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  • Release date: 29 April 2015
  • Period covered: March 2015
  • Next update: 27 May 2015
A monthly report which includes data on emergency calls and response times.

Key points

  • There were 36,804 emergency calls, 11.0% up on February 2015 and 2.8% up on March 2014.
  • Of these, 14,089 were Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls, 9.7% up on February 2015 but 1.9% down on March 2014.
  • 52.9% of emergency responses to Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls arrived at the scene within 8 minutes – up from 51.2% in February 2015 but down from 55.0% in March 2014 – and below the target of 65%.
  • The median response time was 7 minutes and 33 seconds whilst the mean response time was 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
  • 65.3% of calls categorised as Red 1 received an emergency response within 8 minutes, up from 62.7% in February 2015.
  • 51.2% of calls categorised as Red 2 received an emergency response within 8 minutes, up from 49.7% in February 2015.
  • 58.4% of Category A calls received an emergency response within 9 minutes, 63.3% within 10 minutes, 79.8% within 15 minutes, 88.7% within 20 minutes and 95.8% within 30 minutes.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5036
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk