MP Chris Bryant
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Ambulance times in valleys suffering due to answering Cardiff calls

Ambulance response times in the south Wales valleys are suffering because crews taking patients to Cardiff stay to answer 999 calls in the city, an MP has claimed.

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant said ambulances from as far away as Monmouth were having to cover his area as a result.

Fewer than 30% of ambulances get to patients in Rhondda Cynon Taf within the eight minute target for the most serious 999 calls.

Ambulance trust bosses said they were "working hard" to improve things.

  • 02 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales
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