Friday, 26 July 2013
Ambulance turnaround times improving in NSW hospitals
Health Minister Jillian Skinner has welcomed the release of a report by Auditor-General Peter Achterstraat into ambulance turnaround times in NSW hospitals. The Reducing Ambulance Turnaround Time At Hospital report shows 83% of ambulance patients are transferred into a hospital's care within the target 30 minutes, with 33% transferred within 10 minutes. Mrs Skinner said Mr Achterstraat's report aligns with the objectives of current reform programs in NSW Health, including the Reform Plan for NSW Ambulance, which she released in December.