Ambulance waiting times up drastically in Scotland

The Red Robin - 27 August 2018

Between 2013/14 and 2017/18, the number of emergency calls which took more than 10 minutes to be responded to almost doubled to 305,000.

Figures obtained by Scottish Labour show that in 2014-15 there were 153,878 case where an ambulance took longer to arrive than 10 minutes, compared with 305,061 in 2017-18.

Meanwhile patients waiting over two hours for a response rose by 645%.

The figures come after Labour revealed last month that the number of single-crew ambulances being dispatched in Scotland rose by almost 50% during this same period.... See more

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