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Fred Pring's 999 wait delays 'wholly unacceptable'

A man who lay dying at home waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance would probably have survived if it had arrived within its eight-minute target time, a coroner has said.

Fred Pring, 74, from Mynydd Isa near Mold, Flintshire, died 42 minutes after his wife Joyce had first called 999, an inquest in Ruthin heard.

North East Wales coroner John Gittins said changes must be made to help reduce the risk of future deaths.

The ambulance service and health board said improvements have since been made.

Roger Pinney reports.

999 wait man 'could have survived'

  • 20 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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