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Bucks' Ambulance service hits time targets

Response timescales are set out by NHS England

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:47am 9th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Bucks' Ambulance service hits time targets

All ambulance call outs over Christmas in Buckinghamshire met time targets.

The two week period begins on 'Black Friday', 20th December to 2nd January. 

This fortnight is extremely busy for the emergency services, and this year saw an increase in demand compared to last year.

Response timescales are set out by NHS England and all ambulance services are measured by them. 

Will Hancock, Chief Executive at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“I’d like to thank all our staff and volunteers for working so hard all year round, and particularly over the Christmas and New Year season when they are away from their families.

"Despite an increase in demand for our 999 service compared to 12 months ago, the dedication, professionalism and commitment over the last two weeks has delivered these fantastic results at the busiest time of the year."

SCAS has also thanked the public's use of services like 111, urgent treatment centres, GP surgeries and pharmacies for minor or non-urgent injuries and illnesses.

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