999 Calls to South Western Ambulance Service Trust have been up almost 3% on the previous year and I was interested to learn that they also have the highest number of people staying at home following a 999 call, due to our highly skilled serving Paramedics. Additionally, based on Red1 Call response times, 73.72% of their calls are responded to in 8 minutes; placing our Trust in the national top 3.
The rural nature of our county in particular means that co-responders and defibrillators are an increasingly vital resource. It is imperative that our communities have emergency assistance as quickly as possible. Whilst our Emergency Services, without doubt, performance fantastically, I will continue my commitment to try and get a defibrillator in every school and push to extend this commitment into work places and more communities.