How to reduce rural ambulance waits
7th March 2019
Immediate Care Training
The NHS is promising to reduce the gap between how long it takes to get a 999 response to critically injured patients in rural and urban areas.
A BBC News investigation into the highest-category callouts has found rural areas waited over 50% longer.
That equates to four minutes - something that can make the difference between life and death for those in cardiac arrest, stab victims and patients struggling to breathe.
So what can and is being done?