Minister: Health boards could be fined for ambulance patient transfer delays

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Amidst a difficult winter for ambulance response times and & A&E waiting times, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething (Lab, Cardiff S. & Penarth) raised the possibility of introducing and incentive system to improve performances.

A task force has been established following a review of the amber 999 call system and fines haven’t been ruled out.

The Minister said: “As an immediate step, I have asked officials to develop proposals for a system of incentives to achieve desired improvements. I expect to take a decision within the next couple of weeks to enable the new system to be introduced in time to impact on performance this winter.”