Jane Dodds MS

Ambulance response times “cannot go on”

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling on the Welsh Government to address waiting times for primary care services to relieve the pressure on A&E.

Figures released today show that in April only half (51.2%) of red ambulance calls were met within the target time across Wales. In some areas such as Hywel Dda Health Board it is as low as 39%.

Commenting Jane Dodds MS said:

“This simply cannot go on.

“Our NHS staff and ambulance are doing everything they can, but people’s lives are at risk when ambulance response times are so poor.

"Week after week I hear stories of people waiting hours for an ambulance, hours for treatment in A&E and even being treated in the back of ambulances sat outside our hospitals.

“The Welsh Labour Government is failing time and again to address the crisis in our NHS.”

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