Ambulance response times in Flintshire 5.8% worse than last year despite monthly improvement.
Latest Ambulance service performance figures for July show response times in Flintshire for category A’ incidents, those deemed to be life threatening have increased by 6% in the last month.
However, they still fall short of the NHS Wales 8 minute target time by 14%
In July there were 666 ‘category A’ calls requiring an emergency response in Flintshire, 331 missed the 8 minutes target time set by NHS Wales
Year on year decline has been significant, for the same month last year 56.8% of ‘category A’ responses arrived within 8 minutes, versus 51% this year a – decline of 5.8%
Nine (1.4%) calls classed as ‘category A’ incidents, those deemed to be life threatening, took 30 minutes or more to arrive on scene, 22 minutes longer the the within the 8 minutes target time set by NHS Wales
Flintshire had the worst performance figures out of the six area’s within the Betsi Cadwaladr health board region, Neighbouring Wrexham 72.8% was once again the top performer in Wales for July 2014