How to reduce rural ambulance waits

7th March 2019

Immediate Care Training

The NHS is promising to reduce the gap between how long it takes to get a 999 response to critically injured patients in rural and urban areas.

A BBC News investigation into the highest-category callouts has found rural areas waited over 50% longer.

That equates to four minutes - something that can make the difference between life and death for those in cardiac arrest, stab victims and patients struggling to breathe.

So what can and is being done?

How to reduce rural ambulance waits

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