A new investigation by the BBC has revealed the delays and variation in response times by ambulance services across the country.

Although the time to attendance should be between six to eight minutes, the BBC has found that some areas, mostly rural, have to wait more than twenty minutes for a response to a life-threatening situation.

A life-threatening situation could be where a person has suffered a heart attack and requires medical intervention as quickly as possible. A delay could reduce the individual’s chance of survival.

The BBC analysed 586,000 responses in over 2,700 communities during January to October 2018.

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