Ambulance response on the improve

Ambulance response times in the Central Goldfields Shire have improved by almost two minutes in 12 months, while Ambulance Victoria recorded its best quarterly response performance in the organisation’s history.

According to performance data recently released by Ambulance Victoria for the three months ending June 30, 83.8 percent of all code one ambulances arrived at emergencies within 15 minutes across the state. On average, ambulances arrived 11 minutes and 12 seconds after being called out — 38 seconds faster than the same quarter one year prior.

In the Central Goldfields Shire, 68.8 percent of ambulances arrived within 15 minutes for code one emergencies, up from 60.8 percent a year earlier.

The average time for an ambulance to reach the scene of a code one emergency in Central Goldfields over the same period has improved from 15:34 minutes to 13:54 minutes.

Code one refers to incidents which require urgent paramedic and hospital care, based on information available at the time of call.

For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Friday, August 10.

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