Ambulances queue outside Wrexham Maelor hospital
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Caution urged over dialling 999 as A&Es struggle to cope

The Welsh government has urged people to think before dialling 999, as A&E departments across Wales continue to operate under "unprecedented" pressure.

Some hospitals are treating more patients than ever, and ambulances have been seen queuing with patients at A&E departments across the country.

The College of Emergency Medicine says staff levels are critical.

NHS and Welsh government officials are holding twice-daily conference calls to try and address the problem.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

999 warning as A&E units struggle

  • 13 Mar 2013