Ambulance response times

Alan smith made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust

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Dear Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust,

Your Government set targets clearly state that your requirement is to meet the following.

Category A – Form April 2013 the HSC Board and NIAS should ensure an average
of 72.5% of Cat A (potentially life-threatening) calls are responded to within 8
minutes (and not less than 65% in any Local Commissioning Group area).

Presenting conditions, which require a fully equipped ambulance vehicle to attend
the incident, must have an ambulance vehicle arrive within 21 minutes of the request
for transport being made in 95% of cases.

In relation to the second part of this statement

can you confirm the following please in relation to the total area covered by your trust

1 For the months of December 2014 , Jan 15 , Feb 15 and March 15
A.The total Number of 999 calls that resulted as Category A for each month.
B.The total Number of these calls that obtained the 8 minute response time.
(by this i mean the arrival of a NIAS member of staff)
B.1 Can you break this down to the arrival of a RRV or a " crewed vehicle
C. the total number of these calls that had an AED allocated to the call on your control and command system that allowed this call to meet the 8 minute response
D. in relation to all Cat A calls I would like the percentage of these calls that resulted in a patient being transported to a medical facility.
E. Can you confirm the % of these patients that had a" crewed ambulance vehicle arrive within 21 minutes of the request for transport being made

Yours faithfully,

Alan smith

Corporate Manager, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust

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NIAS REF: AD/IG/01(2)/41

Good Morning Mr Smith

Thank you for your email below and I would confirm receipt of same. I have attached an acknowledgement letter for your perusal.
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Please further be advised that performance information is also available on the Trust's website at http://www.niamb.co.uk/docs/documents/tr...

Kind Regards

Alison

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Corporate Manager, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust

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NIAS REF: AD/IG/01(2)/41

Good Afternoon Mr Smith

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service HSC Trust has now completed its search for your information and which is attached separately for your ease.
I hope the attached fully assists you

Regards

Alison

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