Gwent Police say that officers are 'sometimes' required to transport casualties to hospital, rather than waiting for an ambulance.
Gwent Police works closely with all emergency services and together we take all necessary and appropriate steps to put the safety and wellbeing of members of the public first. Officers dealing with fast moving emergency situations do sometimes need to transport casualties to hospital rather than wait for an ambulance. Officers clearly do not have the same level of training as the Ambulance Service, however our duty to protect and reassure comes first and foremost.
The Welsh Ambulance service says it's working with other emergency services to reduce waiting times.
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