Ambulances queuing outside a hospital at nighttime on 15th May 2022

South West has the longest ambulance wait times in the country

Life-threatening response times are 67% higher than the 7 minute target.

A queue of ambulances outside a hospital in the South West on a cloudy day.

Ambulance pressures taking a significant toll on staff, says UNISON

Three quarters said stress and pressure in their services ​has increased since pre-Covid days.

Ambulance outside hospital

Welfare of ambulance staff at risk as services face ‘unsustainable’ demand, says UNISON

UNISON has written to ambulance service chiefs calling for urgent support for staff as services face unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable demand from the public. The letter to Daren Mochrie, chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), says employers must act ​now to​limit the impact on the wellbeing and morale of staff, […]