Lincoln's much-criticised ambulance service is set to hit its response targets for the first time in four years.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has been under pressure since it was fined millions for the third year in a row for failing to respond to emergency calls within a set time.
But Sue Noyes, recently appointed as temporary chief executive of the ambulance trust that covers Lincolnshire, insists they will not be fined this year.
"We are actually delivering on the eight minute target and we won't be fined at the end of March," said Mrs Noyes.
"We are meeting targets on all RED1 (life threatening emergency) calls.
"This means that every call we receive that is categorised as life-threatening has had a response within the eight minute target time.
Mrs Noyes was appointed in October after the resignation of Phil Milligan.
The ambulance service was one of the worst performers in the country under his tenure.
But Mrs Noyes would not be drawn on the Being the Best strategy which Mr Milligan had proposed and which is still going ahead.
The five-year plan involves replacing 18 ambulance stations in the county with six super hub stations and four more smaller ones.
That plan was deemed unsuitable for the people of Lincolnshire by councillor Christine Talbot, chairman of the health scrutiny committee.
But Noyes was reticent to expand further on the matter in any great detail.
"I have met with Councillor Talbot and we will be returning to the Estate Strategy," she said. "We talked through our plans with Councillor Talbot and will be meeting up again in February."
Mrs Noyes will remain in charge until her contract runs out next summer. She added: "My contract runs until next July and then there will be a decision. But I am solely focused on delivering better patient care at the moment."