The NHS is to get a cash injection of £3.7m to pay for cardiac equipment as part of the fight against one of the country’s biggest killers, coronary heart disease.
Health minister Gisela Stuart announced that ten ambulance services are to receive £2m.
This sum will assist in paramedics in providing a faster response to people suffering heart attacks, support prompt diagnosis and early treatment, and save more lives by administering injectable clot-busting drugs.
Stuart said: “The remaining money will go to NHS hospitals and Primary Care Groups whose staff play such a vital role in the fight against heart disease. This will bring the total allocated for coronary heart disease, this year alone, to almost £24m.”