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Ambulance transfer times worst in Wales

Patients in Wales wait longer on average than others in the UK to be transferred to A&E departments from an ambulance, new figures show.

Some patients taken by ambulance to A&E departments waited in vehicles much longer than the recommended 15 minutes.

One case in Wales involved a six-hour delay.

The Welsh government said the figures were unacceptable but added most people were waiting for an average of 20 minutes.

BBC Wales' health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

Ambulance transfer times are worst

  • 09 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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