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More Welsh Ambulance Service staff off with stress

A growing number of ambulance service staff are going off sick due to stress, BBC Wales has learned.

Their sickness rate of 7.53% is the highest in the Welsh NHS and almost double that of the police which is 4%.

Since May 2013 the service has only once hit the 65% target for reaching life-threatening calls within eight minutes.

Bosses admit that ambulance queues outside A&E could get worse with hospital reorganisation unless more staff are hired.

Abigail Neal reports.

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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