Ambulances are arriving at code one emergencies in the Macedon Ranges quicker, latest figures shows.
June quarter ambulance data, released recently, revealed that 65.2 per cent of ambulances were arriving at code one emergencies within 15 minutes, compared with 63.4 per cent in the previous June quarter.
Effectively, the average time in Macedon Ranges improved by nearly 54 seconds.
Ambulance Victoria Gisborne manager Tim Fraser said he was proud of the result.
“We are the smallest unit in the Macedon Ranges, but we have a growing community so we are really busy,” Mr Fraser said.
The Gisborne station operates only from Thursday to Sunday and is the only one in
the Macedon Ranges that is not open 24
“We could be more efficient, manned 24 hours,” Mr Fraser said. “We have a team member who goes home in an ambulance and is on call … it’s a 10-hour shift.”
Macedon MP Mary Anne Thomas said that the improved response times were reassuring for residents.
“Victorians can have every confidence that paramedics are providing the best of care and will be on scene quicker than ever.
“It’s fantastic that our ambulances response times keep improving in the Macedon Ranges.”
Statewide, 83.8 per cent of all code one call-outs arrived at emergencies within 15 minutes in the June quarter – an average of 11 minutes and 12 seconds after being called out.