NHS: Allocation of Financial Resources - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:17 am on 11 May 2023.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Convenor of the Lords Spiritual 11:17, 11 May 2023

My Lords, I welcome what His Majesty’s Government are doing to try to get on top of this very difficult problem. Will the Minister give us a little more information, particularly about ambulance services? In Hertfordshire, which is in my diocese, category 2 call-outs, for strokes and hearts attacks, should have an 18-minute response but the response is averaging two hours and six minutes at the moment. There is a great deal of anxiety among ordinary people when these things happen. When do we think that the money going to the ambulance service is going to bring response times down?