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Ambulances

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many ambulances are available in each health trust area in the Province between 9 am and 5 pm. (103437)

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is a regional service. Ambulances therefore cover areas not defined by trust boundaries.

The number of ambulances available in each board area in Northern Ireland during the period 9 am to 5 pm is as follows:

Board area

Ambulance numbers

EHSSB

24

WHSSB

12

SHSSB

13

NHSSB

17

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many ambulances are available overnight in each health trust area in the Province. (103438)

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is a regional service. Ambulances therefore cover areas not defined by trust boundaries

The number of ambulances available overnight in each health board area across Northern Ireland is as follows :

Board area

Ambulance numbers

EHSSB

18

WHSSB

9

SHSSB

10

NHSSB

11

Overnight is defined by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service as 20.00 hours to 08.00 hours.