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.

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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.”

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