Ambulance response revelations

Ambulances took more than an hour to arrive at 262 emergencies in Wales last year, figures released to the Conservatives under the Freedom of Information Act show. Paramedics took almost two hours to reach a 999 call from a stab or gunshot incident.

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Shadow Health Minister: 'Big problem' in emergency care

The Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar described the figures about ambulance response times in 2012 as "shocking" and "inexcusable".

He said "we have a big problem in the way that our emergency care system is operating in Wales", both in terms of ambulances and A&E departments.

The Welsh Government has commissioned a review into how emergency response times can be improved, which will report next month.

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