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.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.