Ambulance response times in Wyndham continue to improve, according to the latest data.

The latest quarterly performance data, for January to March, reveals ambulances arrived at the scene of emergencies 42 seconds quicker on average than during the same time last
year.

Ambulances arrived on average in 10 minutes and two seconds – an improvement on the 10 minutes and 44 seconds of the previous year. A total of 90.2 per cent of Wyndham’s Code 1 ambulances arrived within 15 minutes, more than the 85.5 per cent a year prior.

Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly thanked paramedics and other medical personnel for their dedication despite the mounting pressure due to Wyndham’s population growth.

“Our local ambulance services are transporting more urgent cases and our hospitals are treating more patients,” she
said.

“We can thank our local hard-working paramedics, doctors, nurses and other health professionals for continuing to improve our health and emergency services.”

In Wyndham, ambulances responded to 2040 Code 1 calls – up from 1831.

Ambulances across the state are turning out to more emergencies, with 72,318 Code 1 call-outs made in the quarter – 5705 more compared with the same period last year. Statewide, ambulances arrived at emergencies within an average 11 minutes and four seconds, down from 11 minutes 23 seconds.

The quarterly data also showed Werribee Mercy Hospital undertook 156 more elective surgeries in the March quarter than a year prior and treated 90.7 per cent of elective patients within its benchmark times.