New ambulances won't solve response time crisis

Commenting on a 9.5 million pounds upgrade to the Welsh ambulance fleet, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:

 

“Labour's record-breaking cuts have hit our emergency services hard and whilst any new investment in our cash strapped NHS is to be welcomed, I fail to see how a decision to replace old ambulances with new vehicles will make a difference to failing response times.

 

“The Minister must roll up his sleeves and work hard to address the current crisis in unscheduled care in Wales, from dealing with the shortage of inpatient beds in our hospitals to increasing the number of ambulances and paramedics on our roads.

 

“It is only actions like these which will really improve performance in the future.”