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Ambulances at main entrance of St. Mary's
Ambulance Handover Times
05 January 2018

Following publication of the latest Winter Daily Situation Reports for the NHS in England Shaun Stacey, Chief Operating Officer at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:

“Our ambulance service has a good record for ensuring that patients are moved from ambulances into the Emergency Department (ED) as quickly as possible – usually within the 15 minute national target. Only a handful of patients have been affected by the additional pressures and it is completely incorrect to suggest that patients were ‘stranded in ambulances’.   In comparison to other services our hand over times are good despite the recent winter pressures.

“Patients are not cared for in the back of an ambulance due to pressures on the Emergency Department (ED).  The ED and ambulance service work extremely closely together in order to ensure that patients are moved from an ambulance to the ED in a timely fashion. Patients are moved quickly into the ED to allow the triage nurse to assess and prioritise, and for hospital treatment to start."

The data is published weekly at https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/winter-daily-sitreps/winter-daily-sitrep-2017-18-data/

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