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Jenny raises ambulance response times in Health Questions


 

Jenny Chapman MP questioned the growing problem of people being left for hours waiting for an ambulance to arrive, during Health Questions in the House of Commons today. 

Jenny Chapman (Darlington) (Lab): Who is responsible for the disgraceful increase in the numbers of people across the country waiting hours in pain and indignity for an ambulance?

Mr Jeremy Hunt: We have 1.2 million more people going to A and Es every year. The ambulance service has, on the whole, been doing a good job, but there have been areas where there are problems. We need to change our attitude towards the capabilities of ambulance services, particularly the ability of paramedics to treat people on the spot, and we are driving through that change.

Jenny has twice pressed the Prime Minister on this issue in the last month, after alarming cases of ambulance delays were raised with her by local people.

Follow the link to read Health Questions from Tuesday 1st April in full.

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