Ambulance waits down by nearly an hour in a month

Posted: February 13th 2023


This is some good and unexpected news….

Ambulance crews reached emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes one hour quicker in January than December in England, figures show.

They took 32 minutes on average, compared with more than 90 the month before.

The target is 18 minutes but January's average was the quickest for 19 months.

A&E waiting times also improved, with just over a quarter of patients waiting longer than four hours - down from more than a third in December.

One of the key factors in the easing of the pressures was the falling rates of hospital admission for flu and Covid in January after they both peaked at the turn of the year.