Full NHS ambulance response times revealed

After more than 50 freedom of information requests 11 of the 12 ambulance trusts have published figures for the average response times for the last three years.

Figures for the whole years in 2011 and 2012 and up to September in 2013 show that the average time it takes for an ambulance to respond has increased in almost all areas, and has risen by 90 seconds in the worst area - East of England. Only one trusts reduced response times over the last three years.

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 16s
  • 2012 - 5m 52s
  • 2013 - 5m 48s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 9.92%

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • 2011 - 4m 45s
  • 2012 - 5m 16s
  • 2013 - 5m 21s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 12.63%

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 15s
  • 2012 - 5m 17s
  • 2013 - 5m 28s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 3.98%

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 58s
  • 2012 - 6m 16s
  • 2013 - 6m 25s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 7.51%

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 34s
  • 2012 - 5m 48s
  • 2013 - 6m 7s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 9.62%

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • 2011 - 4m 38s
  • 2012 - 4m 50s
  • 2013 - 5m 58s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 28.88%

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 39s
  • 2012 - 5m 44s
  • 2013 - 5m 51s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 3.47%

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • 2011 - 6m 1s
  • 2012 - 6m 5s
  • 2013 - 5m 55s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: -1.63%

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 26s
  • 2012 - 5m 33s
  • 2013 - 5m 51s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 7.69%

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 10s
  • 2012 - 5m 29s
  • 2013 - 5m 50s
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 13.12%

Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • 2011 - 5m 29s
  • 2012 -5m 34s
  • 2013 - (Merged with South Western Service)
  • Change in annual averages 2011-13: 6.23%

South East Ambulance Service did not supply figures.

Figures obtained by the Labour Party.