Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of ambulance waiting times in (a) Yorkshire, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) York in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of ambulance waiting times on access to thrombectomy or thrombolysis treatments by people who have had a stroke.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Ambulance waiting times for North Yorkshire and York are not held centrally therefore no estimate has been made.

We recognise the vital role that ambulance services play in the rapid identification of suspected stroke patients. We have provided ambulance services in England with an extra £55 million to recruit the staff and ambulance crews to ensure a timely response to the most seriously ill patients, including those with suspected stroke symptoms.

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