An ambulance drops off an elderly patient at a city emergency department. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
An ambulance drops off an elderly patient at a city emergency department. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Ambulances did not hit response time targets for 6 months of last year, Hong Kong Fire Services Department says

  • Surge in demand and staff absences in Covid-19 fifth wave led to waits of up to 39 hours for ambulance transport
  • But service chief says 88 per cent of calls were responded to inside 12 minute target, although goal was 92.5 per cent

An ambulance drops off an elderly patient at a city emergency department. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
An ambulance drops off an elderly patient at a city emergency department. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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