MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is calling on the Welsh Government to address the worsening crisis in the Welsh Ambulance Service after a recent report showed that ambulance response times had hit a shocking new low.
Figures revealed that only 49.7 per cent, less than half, of Category A ambulance incidents, were dealt with within the Welsh Government’s own eight minute target, and that 21 people in Monmouth waited over half an hour for an ambulance during the timescale in the report.
Condemning the figures as appalling, Mr Ramsay said:
“These figures clearly highlight the problems we are facing with ambulance response times in Monmouth.
“Ambulance teams are hardworking but clearly overstretched and there is something going on if the Government’s own times are not being met.
“Monmouth residents in particular have expressed their concern and distress about ambulances failing to respond promptly to an emergency call. We all deserve better.
“I shall again be urging the Welsh Government to deal with this issue. People in Monmouthshire should be entitled to a prompt and efficient ambulance service.”