Sending More Than One London Ambulance is Wasting Big Money in London

Sending More Than One London Ambulance is Wasting Big Money in LondonLondon's Ambulance Service is under a big pressure to meet response time targets and possibilities are higher that this reason is forcing the services to waste money by sending too many vehicles to some jobs thereby leading to unnecessary ambulance journeys.

Upon the results released in a new report, the National Audit Office has recently said that more than one vehicle has been dispatched in 61% of call outs in London in 2009-10, which is definitely higher as compared to the England’s average of 49%. In context to same, London Ambulance Services have agreed upon their capabilities and increasing their efficiencies. Also the department is putting in its best efforts to examine its practices efficiently.

Regarding the situation, Amyas Morse, Head of the National Audit Office, said: "The time taken to respond to calls has until recently been the be all and end all of measuring the performance of ambulance services. However, this led to an increase in the number of multiple responses to incidents equating to millions of unnecessary ambulance journeys".

The official also talked about considering other recommendations that have been made in the report enabling the authority to continue to benchmark with other ambulance services and share data to further improve its services.

Undoubtedly, lessening the number of resources sent to the individual incidents will serve the authority with increased efficiency.

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