The Healthcare commission assesses and rates all NHS trusts.
The LAS got a 'Quality of Service' of 'weak'.
We failed “All ambulance trusts to respond to 95% of category B calls within 14 minutes (urban)” – Possibly because we are chasing after Category A calls with not enough ambulances.
We also 'underachieved' at “Deliver a ten percentage point increase per year in the proportion of people suffering from a heart attack who receive thrombolysis within 60 minutes of calling for professional help.” – Is this because we don't do thrombolysis in London, instead we take the patient to an angioplasty centre, which is much better for the patient.
So, once more we are punished for not having adequate resources and punished again for providing a service superior to that normally expected.
We are getting used to be valued by the government.