To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency calls to the Scottish Ambulance Service were made by (a) members of the public who had not contacted NHS24, (b) members of the public who had been advised to by NHS24, (c) NHS24 directly, (d) ambulances as a result of the time limit expiring on an urgent call and (e) the police between 00.01 on 31 December 2010 and 23.59 on 1 January 2011, broken down by NHS board area.
The information is not held in the format requested.
However, the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has provided the information it holds on the numbers of emergency incidents attended, and the method of notification, between 00.01 on 31 December 2010 and 23.59 on 1 January 2011. This is set out in the following table:
|NHS Board Area||Total Number of Emergency Incidents||Emergency Incidents where call was received via NHS 24||Urgent Incidents upgraded to emergency incidents due to patient condition deteriorating||Emergency Incidents where call was received via Police|
|Argyll and Clyde*||329||41||1||35|
|Ayrshire and Arran||304||32||0||28|
|Dumfries and Galloway||68||14||0||9|
Source: Scottish Ambulance Service.
*SAS systems record data under the previous structure of 15 geographic health boards.
**The alignment of any incident to a health board area is based on postcode and N/A is applied where the incident location postcode is not yet mapped to a health board area on the SAS Command and Control system.
***The total number of emergency incidents (3,849) includes incidents notified through methods not outlined separately in the table, such as 999 calls and calls from other healthcare professionals. These account for the balance of 2,989 incidents.