East Midlands Ambulance Service fined £3.5m for failing patient response target

East Midlands Ambulance Service has missed a target for reaching patients in time for the third consecutive year.

Ambulances are supposed to respond to an emergency call within 19 minutes, 95% of the time.

Last year EMAS only achieved 91.8% – they've been fined £3.5m.

Dr David Gray from East Midlands Ambulance Services says an investment in staff and vehicles should raise the percentage.