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Family blames Morriston ambulance death on 'cutbacks'

The family of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances blames "cutbacks" for her death.

Sonia Powell, 73, from Banwen, was said to have waited "at least an hour" outside Morriston Hospital, Swansea, after a suspected heart attack.

Health officials said the hospital had been busy, but insisted the wait had been 36 minutes.

Meanwhile Health Minister Mark Drakeford admitted to AMs the performance of the ambulance service was "not where we would like it to be".

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 18 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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