HC Deb 16 March 2004 vol 419 c255W
Mr. Donaldson

To ask the secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the Ambulance Services (Lisburn) average journey time is for ambulances stationed at the Lagan Valley Hospital to respond to emergency calls in the Lisburn City area; and what plans he has to provide additional ambulance cover at the Lagan Valley hospital between the hours of 22.00 and 08.00 on Sunday to Thursday each week. [161519]

Angela Smith

The information is not available in the format requested. However, in the period 1 April 2003 to 29 February 2004, 69 per cent. of 999 calls in the Lisburn City area had a response within eight minutes.

Ninety five percent had a response within 18 minutes. There are currently no plans to provide additional ambulance cover at Lisburn ambulance station, which is situated at Lagan Valley Hospital Nonetheless, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the Eastern Health and Social Services Board constantly review levels of cover and will redeploy resources as necessary.

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