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Ambulance time concerns MP

Northern Victoria Region MP Tania Maxwell MP has raised concerns about worsening ambulance response times in region..

She said today: “I’m very worried about the worsening performance shown by the latest data for Alpine, Campaspe, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mansfield, Moira, Moorabool, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Strathbogie, Swan Hill and Yarra Ranges shires, Wodonga and Whittlesea city council communities, and other areas.

“I acknowledge that emergency call-out demand has ballooned as a result of COVID-19.

“It’s up 9.6 per cent for the year across Northern Victoria, and there’s no doubt this has contributed to a 1:33-minute blow-out in average performance times.

“A year ago, it took almost 18 minutes, on average, for an ambulance to arrive at a code one

emergency call-out in Northern Victoria.

“Now that average response time has expanded to 19:26 minutes."

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