Ambulance chiefs to be questioned on ‘poor’ response times

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Ambulance bosses in the North West have been asked to face councillors to explain their “poor” 999 response times in Lancashire.

Officials from the North West Ambulance Service met a small group of county councillors last month to discuss the problems facing the service.

Now the authority’s health scrutiny committee is to organise a second meeting which more members will be invited to attend. Coun Steve Holgate, from Chorley, who chairs the committee, said: “Their explanations were complicated and indicated that not all solutions were in their hands.

“This is an important issue and so we have invited the NWAS back to present to wider audiences so the situation can be resolved and a solution found.”

Councillors say East Lancashire is the worst affected area.