Ambulance Pressures

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 18th July 2022.

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Photo of Lee Anderson Lee Anderson Conservative, Ashfield 4:27 pm, 18th July 2022

I recently had the good fortune to spend a few hours with an ambulance driver from Ashfield who drives for the East Midlands ambulance service. He told me that he is so frustrated, because a lot of the time, the ambulance gets to the caller, and the person simply does not need an ambulance. He raised this with his bosses, but they are scared to admit that. Is it not about time that somebody from the Department of Health and Social Care had an honest conversation with the people who actually do the graft—the drivers and the ambulance staff?