AMBULANCE unions say the Government will fail to meet consultancy recommendations on improving service unless it spends a lot more money. The Security Branch said it had begun implementing the recommendations, but unions said they could not improve response times to emergency calls. The recommendations include better distribution of ambulance stations, personnel and several management initiatives. Deputy Secretary for Security Alex Fong Chi-wai said new depots were planned for Sheung Wan, North Point, Kowloon Tong and Kwai Chung. But the Fire Services Department Ambulancemen's Union said some recommendations would take 10 years to achieve. 'I think this cannot be realised for five to 10 years as site-searching is still in progress,' said union spokesman Chan Kai-ming. Mr Chan said the measures were insufficient to meet their performance pledge: to arrive within 10 minutes for 95 per cent of emergency calls. 'Although there will be an increase in ambulances it still will not be enough to meet the increase in public demand. They must set up the depots much sooner,' Mr Chan said. Mr Fong said he was aware of the increasing workload faced by ambulance officers but was confident the recommendations would bring better efficiency in the short-term. 'In our next submission for resources allocation, we will also take into account the views expressed by the staff side,' he said.