Yorkshire Ambulance Service say changes are being made following CQC Report

An inspection of the ambulance service, which took place in January this year, found there were areas of improvements.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service has reassured residents their service is nothing to worry about, after a health watchdog inspection called for improvements.

A Care Quality Commision (CQC) Report found some of their equipment was out of date and 999 response times were below the government standard.

Steve Page, Executive Director for Standards and Compliance, says they're constantly monitoring their service:

"We're keeping a very close eye monitoring our standards in relation to equipment, consumables, cleaning of ambulances and so on, on a very regular basis including oversight by directors." 

He says the report wasn't all bad:

"We're commended as being a caring service and I think that's the fundamental aspect. There's nothing in the report at all to suggest that the public need to be worried about the safety of our service.

Mr Page wants to reassure people that they have nothing to worry about:

"We've made significant progress on the issues that the inspectors found in January and I think people can be confident that we're delivering a safe and effective and high quality service on a day to day basis across the county." 

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