Why is only Scottish Ambulance service in ‘crisis?’
BBC Wales and Northern Ireland report no crisis either.
Yet, according to BBC Scotland in August:
The Scottish Ambulance Service instituted a colour-coded response system in 2016.
These deemed purple cases to be the most severe – where there is a 10% or more chance of cardiac arrest.
In 2020-21, 10,687 purple cases were seen in under 10 minutes, compared with 8,304 in 2018-19.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58188218
The situation in NHS England is worrying for this group of patients. From BBC Health:
And for category 2 emergency calls – which cover heart attacks, seizures and road traffic accidents – the average wait was more than 38 minutes, despite a target of 18 minutes.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58499857