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Why have ambulance waiting times been getting worse?

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Paramedics no. has increased by 13%, but sickness absence has increased to 9%,

yet capacity has been most reduced because *ambulances are waiting longer with patients outside hospitals.

In July 2022, > 1 in 10 ๐Ÿš‘ waited > an hour

In 2019: only ~1 in 50 ๐Ÿš‘ waited this long

๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿป Hospitals are struggling most with "flow" - fewer beds for population & struggling with social care discharges as not enough social care investment

๐Ÿ˜ฃ Community services & Mental health services need better investment - not just for specific healthcare workforce, but for wider population iot avoid delay & deterioration & 999 crisis

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