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Statistics

Ambulance services

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  • Release date: 24 June 2015
  • Period covered: May 2015
  • Next update: 29 July 2015
A monthly report which includes data on emergency calls and response times.

Key points

  • There were 36,449 emergency calls, 3.7% up on April 2015 but 0.3% down on May 2014.
  • Of these, 13,651 were Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls, 4.0% up on April 2015 but 7.5% down on May 2014.
  • 59.4% of emergency responses to Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls arrived at the scene within 8 minutes – up from 58.7% in April 2015 and from 54.1% in May 2014 – but below the target of 65%.
  • The median response time was 6 minutes and 43 seconds whilst the mean response time was 8 minutes and 53 seconds.
  • 71.0% of calls categorised as Red 1 received an emergency response within 8 minutes, down from 71.4% in April 2015.
  • 58.0% of calls categorised as Red 2 received an emergency response within 8 minutes, up from 57.0% in April 2015.
  • 64.7% of Category A calls received an emergency response within 9 minutes, 69.4% within 10 minutes, 84.7% within 15 minutes, 92.2% within 20 minutes and 97.4% within 30 minutes.

Contact

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