Ambulance Service Review: "Urgent change required"

Commenting on the publication of ‘A Strategic Review of Welsh Ambulance Services’, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:

 

“This is the latest in a long line of ambulance service reviews and we now need to see some swift action from the Welsh Government to address the problems it identifies.

 

“The report’s recommendations give significant food for thought but it is important that these are considered alongside other challenges facing our NHS and the way in which it delivers emergency care.

 

“Scores of ambulances are stacked up outside our emergency departments, response times have fallen to a disgraceful low, and unwanted hospital closures and downgrading are set to increase ambulance travelling times and make the situation worse. Patient care and safety is being put at risk.

 

“I urge the Minister to use the report to inform his work with stakeholders to improve the ambulance service as a matter of priority.”