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East Midlands Ambulance service branded one of the worst for responding to calls

The East Midlands Ambulance Service has been ranked as one of the worst in England when it comes to responding to an emergency call.

That’s according to figures from NHS England which places the trust as one of five who have failed to meet their targets in every month of the past year.

The most serious calls, which include things like cardiac arrests, should see paramedics get to the scene within eight minutes at least 75% of the time but East Midlands Ambulance failed to reach 70%.

They’re not alone with North East Ambulance Service coming out slightly worst in the table, reaching patients in time just 67.1% of the time.

The news will come as a further blow to the trust who were rated as ‘requires improvement’ when they were last inspected by the Care Quality Commission back in May.

NHS England figures show that they reached the emergency calls within the eight minutes target just 67.3% of the time.

Others in the list include East of England Ambulance on 63.4%, South East Coast on 66.4% and Isle of Wight rounding out the five worst with 66.7%.

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