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Improved ambulance response times a good start, says Leader of Welsh Lib Dems

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.”

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