The Minister for Care Services has criticised the time it takes for stroke patients in Norfolk to arrive at hospital after a Freedom of Information request showed fewer than a quarter arrive at hospital within the guidelines.  

The East Anglia Daily Times reports:

The figures for stroke patients were provided to Mr Lamb following a Freedom of Information Act request by a third party. In the best month in north Norfolk, May, the ambulance trust managed to transport 7pc of patients within the critical period. Last month the figure was just 2pc.

For Norfolk as a whole this year the number of stroke patients arriving at hospital within 60 minutes were: January 23pc; February 24pc; March 24pc; April 28pc; May 20pc; June 25pc; July 23pc; August 22pc; September 21pc; October 21pc.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.