Emergency calls increase by 6.1%

Alistair Quaile
Thursday, July 2, 2015

In June, annual performance data for ambulance services in England were published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Workforce and Facilities Team, Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015). It revealed that the number of emergency 999 calls presented to ambulance switchboards over the past year was 9 million. This represents an increase of 515 506 (6.1%) over last year's 8.49 million calls. To break this down, this is an average of 24 661 calls per day or 17.1 calls per minute.

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