Ambulance response performance is better than ever according to Ambulance Victoria, and local results are just as impressive.
The data, released by Ambulance Victoria last week, records ambulance response times to emergency incidents by town and shire and results have significantly improved during the quarter four April to June period.
Maryborough paramedics attended 162 code one incidents — incidents requiring urgent paramedic and hospital care — in quarter four.
The town recorded a huge improvement in response times, with 85.2 percent of code one incidents responded to within Ambulance Victoria’s target of 15 minutes, a jump from quarter three’s 78.5 percent.
The average response time for quarter four was 10 minutes and 36 seconds, an improvement on last quarter’s 11 minutes and 45 seconds.
The Central Goldfields Shire also recorded better quarter four results, with 228 code one incidents attended, 68.4 percent of which were attended within 15 minutes.
The average response time was 13 minutes 53 seconds.
It’s an improvement for the shire which had 62.1 percent of code one incidents responded to within 15 minutes in quarter three, and an average response time of 14 minutes and 31 seconds.
For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, August 6