Welsh ambulances have spent the equivalent of six years waiting outside hospitals in the last six months, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The BBC report:
Ambulances have spent almost 55,000 hours waiting outside Welsh hospitals in six months, according to figures obtained by BBC Wales.
The ambulance service said there has been a “high increase” in delays in admitting patients due to NHS pressure.
This means in total ambulance crews have spent 2,269 days – equivalent to over six years – waiting to transfer patients to hospital departments.