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Ambulance Service: Northern Ireland

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 25 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to provide extra capacity for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. [HL3233]

The ambulance service’s capacity is determined by its ability to meet the required national standard response time for category A (life-threatening) calls. The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, along with the Boards' Commissioning Group for Ambulance Services, continues to work with NIAS on developing and implementing measures including new technology, dynamic deployment and additional deployment points designed to enable the ambulance service to meet the national standard response time.