Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd June 2022.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average ambulance response time was in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire Ambulance Service Area in each year since 2010.

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

Ambulance response times in Barnsley and South Yorkshire are not held centrally, as data is collected at regional ambulance trust level.

The following table shows the mean average ambulance response time in hours, minutes and seconds for Yorkshire Ambulance Service from the introduction of the national response time standard in September 2017 to May 2022 in each incident category. Average ambulance response times were not collected under the previous ‘Category A’ national response time standards.

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

September 2017 to March 2018

0:07:48

0:23:57

0:55:04

1:20:41

2018/19

0:07:21

0:20:26

0:50:28

1:08:59

2019/20

0:07:12

0:20:34

0:48:09

0:52:33

2020/21

0:07:38

0:20:36

0:47:23

1:04:06

2021/22

0:09:16

0:36:06

1:47:39

2:24:48

April to May 2022

0:09:35

0:42:03

1:59:08

2:26:57

Source: NHS Ambulance Quality Indicators.

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