Ambulance Victoria Response Times
The Ambulance Victoria 2016/2017 annual report shows that response time targets were not met.
Attendance to code one emergency’s within 15 minuets was 78.3% of the time against a target of 85%
Also better performance was reported for cardiac arrest patients with 50% surviving the trip to hospital.
The numbers show their is a real need for more Defibrillators in the community to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.
For every minuet that passes post cardiac arrest survival rates drop by 10%, so having a defibrillator on hand is critical.
In conclusion while paramedics do a fantastic job, more life saving defibrillators are needed to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates.