National Ambulance figures show one hour wait time
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Figures from the National Ambulance Service show it took over an hour to respond to 2,600 individual calls last year.
The target time, set by the organisation, is nineteen minutes.
High volumes of calls and long distances between emergencies were attributed to the long wait times, according to the Sunday Mirror.
James Murray, CEO of Murray’s Ambulance, says more staff need to be recruited and a better work life balance created if times are to be reduced .
“The solution is going to be more recruitment, and more retention of practitioners.
“The other thing is, you will not recruit and retain people unless you pay people properly, and make it far more family friendly for people to work within the industry.”
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