Quicker response – better outcome
16 Aug 2017 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News)
Code one ambulance response times across Victoria hit 81 per cent in the last quarter and, locally, their figures are on the improve. In Mitchell Shire, ambulance response times are improving, with 57.9 per cent of ambulances now arriving within 15 minutes for code one emergencies, up from 55.3 per cent six months ago. That means the average response time for an ambulance to reach the scene of a code one emergency in the shire has improved from 16 minutes and 29 seconds to 15 minutes and 38 seconds. In the Strathbogie Shire, ambulance response times are also improving, with Better service: A 37 per cent of across the region. ambulances now arriving within 15 minutes for code one emergencies, up from 29.9 per cent at the same time last year. The average response time for an ambulance to reach the scene of a code one emergency in the shire has improved from 22 minutes and 20 seconds to 19 minutes and 58 seconds. “Our paramedics are getting to patients faster, when only minutes stand between life or death for some of our patients,” Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said. Ms Symes said improved performance across the state was a result of reforms over the past 18 months and the Victorian Government’s $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times, employ 450 paramedics, buy new vehicles and build more ambulance stations to meet the growing needs of the community. Caption Text: Better service: Ambulance response times are improving across the region. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.