Ambulance targets missed

Response targets have been missed for thirteen months in a row according to figures released today.

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Decisions on future of ambulance service due soon

Mark Drakeford made the announcement during a debate about the ambulance service in the Senedd.

Wales' Health Minister has said he will make key decisions about the future of the Welsh Ambulance Service before the Assemly's half-term recess.

Assembly Members were debating a Welsh Government-commissioned review, carried out by Professor Siobhan McClelland and published last week.

Sweeping proposals included the end to an all-Wales ambulance service, which could instead by run at local health board level.

"We need to move quickly, we have to move realistically as well", Mark Drakeford said. "Some of the recommendations in the review will produce complexity in implementation."

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