Ambulance chief calls for new standards

East Anglia's ambulance service today called for a change to national standards for monitoring performance across the service.Dr Chris Carney, chief executive of the East Anglian Ambulance Trust, said a 30-year-old target which requires a fully equipped ambulance to arrive at more than 95 per cent of 999 calls within 19 minutes is no longer appropriate or best for all patients.

East Anglia's ambulance service today called for a change to national standards for monitoring performance across the service.

Dr Chris Carney, chief executive of the East Anglian Ambulance Trust, said a 30-year-old target which requires a fully equipped ambulance to arrive at more than 95 per cent of 999 calls within 19 minutes is no longer appropriate or best for all patients.

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