Best Ambulance Response In Eight Years

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Best ambulance response in eight years

16 November 2017

Paramedics are responding faster to life threatening medical emergencies with the best quarter one response times in eight years.

The latest performance data shows the Victorian Government’s ambulance reforms and funding boosts are delivering record results for Victorians.

Ambulances across the state were getting to life threatening emergencies 35 seconds faster compared to last year.

“These results are more than just numbers – they mean more lives saved and more people getting the care they need faster.” said Premier Daniel Andrews.

A record 454,018 patients attended Victorian hospital emergency departments this quarter, putting unprecedented demand on our emergency services.

Despite this intense pressure, the data shows our hospitals are working more efficiently, with the most urgent cases being treated sooner.