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Taxis for ambulances: 'Spending more for poorer service'

The Welsh Ambulance Service has seen an almost 50% rise in the amount it spends on taxis to take patients to hospital, BBC Wales has learned.

The service spent £269,653.13 in the first 11 months of 2014, compared with £181,331.10 in 2013.

It said the rise was because of a new scheme which saw patients transported in taxis when it was safe to do so.

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies said: "We're spending more money but getting a poorer service."

He was speaking to Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales programme.

  • 17 Mar 2015
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