Ambulances

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many ambulance service vehicles were in operation in each ambulance district in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by type.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

The number of ambulance service vehicles in operation in each Ambulance Division in each of the last five years are set out in the following table:

NIAS division A and E vehicles PCS vehicles Rapid Response
1 January 2007
Northern 38 27 2
Southern 30 21 1
East City 22 East total 33(1) 1
East Country 22 (1) 2
Western 28 22 3
Total 140 103 9
1 January 2006
Northern 38 27 2
Southern 30 21 1
East City 22 East total 33(2) 1
East Country 22 (2) 1
Western 28 22 2
Total 140 103 7
1 January 2005
Northern 37 27 2
Southern 30 21 1
East City 21 East total 33(3) 1
East Country 22 (3) 1
Western 27 22 2
Total 137 103 7
1 January 2004
Northern 37 21 1
Southern 30 16 1
East City 21 East total 32(4) 1
East Country 22 (4) 1
Western 27 19 1
Total 137 88 5
1 January 2003
Northern 37 21 1
Southern 30 16 1
East City 21 East total 32(5) 1
East Country 22 (5)
Western 27 19 1
Total 137 88 4
Vehicle types:

Accident and Emergency (A and E)

Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV)

Patient Care Service (PCS)

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