I started the new Parliamentary sitting this week by raising the deep concern of my constituents about ambulance waiting times in London.
In July, the average waiting time for an ambulance for someone with an emergency or serious condition - including strokes, chest pains and symptoms of sepsis - was more than an hour, more than three times the target time of 18 minutes.
For some patients these delays will severely impact their chance of recovery. It is also unacceptable that paramedics who know the critical nature of the service they provide and work so hard to help people who need it, are having to work in such stressful circumstances.
I have been contacted by many constituents who are desperately worried that if they need an ambulance, it simply won’t get there on time.
We need a serious plan to support the London Ambulance Service to meet targets and bring down waiting times. You can see my question to the Minister below >>