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Ambulances

Health written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulances were in use in Essex in each of the past 10 years.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Minister of State (Department of Health) (Delivery and Quality)

This information is not collected centrally.

Each ambulance service should plan to provide appropriate resources to meet local demand. This may include resources in addition to traditional ambulance provision, for example in using rapid response vehicles and motorbikes, as well as utilising staff such as community paramedics or emergency care practitioners. Patients who need a traditional ambulance response will continue to receive one. The fleet mix will vary across the country depending on operational and geographical requirements.

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