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Ambulance Services: Per Capita Costs

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per person on the provision of ambulance services for (a) each ambulance trust in England and (b) England for the latest period for which figures are available. (236988)

The information requested is listed in the following table:

Trust

Expenditure (£000)1

Population1

Spend per person (£)1

North East Ambulance Service

78,542

2,564,486

30.62

North West Ambulance Service

208,305

6,898,343

30.19

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

152,688

5,174,762

29.50

East Midlands Ambulance Service

132,242

4,368,025

30.27

West Midlands Ambulance Service

145,886

5,381,845

27.11

East Of England Ambulance Service

191,112

5,661,034

33.76

London Ambulance Service

232,451

7,556,930

30.76

South East Coast Ambulance Service

132,772

4,271,166

31.08

South Central Ambulance Service

105,714

4,032,749

26.21

South Western Ambulance Service2

n/a

(2,893,487)

n/a

Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS)

66,193

2,289,205

28.91

England3

31,445,905

348,198,545

330.00

1 Expenditure details from Annual Financial Returns of NHS Trusts, 2007-08. Population data based on ONS Population Statistics database (mid year 2007 based on 2001 census) for equivalent strategic health authority regions. GWAS population figures calculated using primary care trust population data from Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

2 Expenditure data for 2007-08 for South Western Ambulance Trust not yet received.

3 Average based on total trust expenditure and total population figures, all excluding South Western Ambulance Trust.