Demand analysis and tactical deployment of ambulance services in the National Ambulance Service Midlands Region

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297504
Title:
Demand analysis and tactical deployment of ambulance services in the National Ambulance Service Midlands Region
Authors:
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)
Issue Date:
Jul-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297504
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This project was funded by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and co-ordinated by Dr Geoff King of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and Mr Frank McClintock Assistant National Director, National Hospital’s Office. The study builds on earlier work undertaken by the project team of Spatial Planning Solutions and Active Solutions (Europe) for the former National Ambulance Service Midlands region. These studies are the first of their kind in the Republic of Ireland in that it utilises detailed ambulance service records to firstly, assess both demand for and past performance of ambulance emergency care, and secondly, make recommendations on how the spatial configuration of services may be improved to achieve enhanced ambulance services in the region. Current and future trends are also examined. The project has two parallel functions; firstly to provide recommendations on the spatial configuration of ambulance resources in the National Ambulance Service Midlands region from results of the demand and performance analysis of the ambulance service in the region; and secondly, to provide input into a template methodology that can be used throughout Ireland to assess ambulance service deployment options. Project Aims To achieve the above a set of project aims were developed, these are: i)To analyse the spatial and temporal patterns of ambulance activity (emergency, urgent & patient transport) and make an assessment of emergency care demand for the National Ambulance Service Midlands region. ii)To explore spatial options required to produce a Tactical Deployment Plan (TDP) that will improve response times for emergency patients. iii)To communicate the optimum deployment plan and enable query by day or hour in relation to current configuration of services. iv)To examine the sensitivity of the TDP in respect of current trends – taking into account population trends, development planning and road changes. v)Consider the implications of ongoing changes in the demographic and development environment of the region and how these may affect future ambulance services.
Keywords:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-07T16:56:35Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-07T16:56:35Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/297504-
dc.descriptionThis project was funded by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and co-ordinated by Dr Geoff King of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and Mr Frank McClintock Assistant National Director, National Hospital’s Office. The study builds on earlier work undertaken by the project team of Spatial Planning Solutions and Active Solutions (Europe) for the former National Ambulance Service Midlands region. These studies are the first of their kind in the Republic of Ireland in that it utilises detailed ambulance service records to firstly, assess both demand for and past performance of ambulance emergency care, and secondly, make recommendations on how the spatial configuration of services may be improved to achieve enhanced ambulance services in the region. Current and future trends are also examined. The project has two parallel functions; firstly to provide recommendations on the spatial configuration of ambulance resources in the National Ambulance Service Midlands region from results of the demand and performance analysis of the ambulance service in the region; and secondly, to provide input into a template methodology that can be used throughout Ireland to assess ambulance service deployment options. Project Aims To achieve the above a set of project aims were developed, these are: i)To analyse the spatial and temporal patterns of ambulance activity (emergency, urgent & patient transport) and make an assessment of emergency care demand for the National Ambulance Service Midlands region. ii)To explore spatial options required to produce a Tactical Deployment Plan (TDP) that will improve response times for emergency patients. iii)To communicate the optimum deployment plan and enable query by day or hour in relation to current configuration of services. iv)To examine the sensitivity of the TDP in respect of current trends – taking into account population trends, development planning and road changes. v)Consider the implications of ongoing changes in the demographic and development environment of the region and how these may affect future ambulance services.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)en_GB
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.titleDemand analysis and tactical deployment of ambulance services in the National Ambulance Service Midlands Regionen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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