22597 - 2019 - Number of Fleet and Calls

1) What is the total fleet size of emergency ambulances within EEAST?

2) What proportion of the total fleet size was staffed and operational at 4:00am on 30th July 2019?

3) How many of those in question 2 were actively involved in emergency support?

4) How many of those in question 3 were involved in life threatening injuries and illnesses?


5) How many callers were received in the last 12 months requesting an ambulance?

6) How many of these incidents resulted in an ambulance being dispatched?

7) How many of these calls were turned away?

8) What was the average waiting time for an ambulance?

  • Reference:
    22597
  • Response:

    1) What is the total fleet size of emergency ambulances within EEAST?

     EEAST has 397 operational Ambulances on its fleet, with it growing to 452 in the next 3 months

    2) What proportion of the total fleet size was staffed and operational at 4:00am on 30th July 2019?

    The table shows all vehicles which reported an actual shift start between the time period and time specified above.

    Vehicle Type Shift Count
    AAC 1
    DSA 131
    HEL 2
    HRT 4
    OFF 16
    RRV 33
    SSA 2
    STA 1
    URG 2
    Total 192


    3) How many of those in question 2 were actively involved in emergency support?

    The figures in the table above would have been involved in emergency support, they are all frontline resources.

    4) How many of those in question 3 were involved in life threatening injuries and illnesses?

    Between the hours of 00:00 and 04:00 on the 30th July 2019 the Trust received the following calls:
    26 x Category 1 calls
    163 x Category 2 calls
    92 x Category 3 calls
    17 x Category 4 calls

    Therefore the resources on duty would have been allocated to these calls throughout their shift period

    5) How many callers were received in the last 12 months requesting an ambulance?

    6) How many of these incidents resulted in an ambulance being dispatched?

    7) How many of these calls were turned away?

    8) What was the average waiting time for an ambulance?

    For Questions 5 – 8 please find attached the spread sheet FOI – 22597

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Fleet
    • Calls
    • Emergency Operations
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