Patients across Gwent waited more than an hour for an ambulance following calls about the most serious of emergencies, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The South Wales Argus reports:

A PATIENT having a suspected cardiac arrest had to wait more than three hours for an ambulance to attend, new figures showed.

More than 80 patients across Gwent waited more than an hour for an ambulance following a category A (immediately life threatening) call last year.

And some waited longer than two and three hours, with conditions including the suspected cardiac/ respiratory arrest, overdose/ poisoning, and chest pain.

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