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AMBULANCE Code One emergency response times in the Rural City of Wangaratta have improved over the last 12 months with about 78 per cent making it to their patients within the benchmark 15 minutes.

In the first quarter of 2017/18, statistics released yesterday showed an average Code One response time of 12 minutes and 38 seconds (12:38) with Ambulance Victoria attending to 387 incidents in less than 15 minutes, 78 per cent of the time.

The average time of response in the second quarter was 11:58, in the third quarter it was 12:25 and in the fourth patients who were likely to require urgent hospitalisation had to wait 12:20 on average.

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