The Department of Health have told ITV News that ambulances services will receive £15 million to help as a squeeze on A&E departments is expected this winter.
– Department of Health spokesperson
The ambulance service is the absolute front line of the NHS, providing often life-saving treatment to patients who need it the most.
We know a handful of services have experienced problems. NHS England is providing £15 million to alleviate immediate pressures on ambulance services nationwide.
The announcement comes after new figures show the average time it takes ambulances to respond has been going up in nearly all areas in England over the last three years - in the worst area the East of England service has seen times rise by a minute and a half.