Ambulance response times must improve

Commenting on the publication of the latest ambulance response times showing that the Welsh Government’s target has been missed for the 11th consecutive month, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

"These latest ambulance response times make for yet more depressing reading about how the NHS is performing following the £800million cuts imposed by Carwyn Jones’ Labour Government.

"The Welsh Labour Government’s target of 65% of ambulances responding to a life-threatening call within eight minutes is below the target set elsewhere in the UK and even that is being routinely missed.

 

"Wales has now had 14 years of Labour Health Ministers who have been responsible for the decline in ambulance service performance and, whilst I appreciate the Health Minister is beginning to implement some of the recommendations of the latest review into the ambulance service, axing A&E services and record-breaking cuts in the Welsh NHS are only going to make matters worse."