THE WALES AMBULANCE SERVICE IN UK HAS been under constant criticism for more than two years for its extraordinarily-long response times that are consistantly the worst in the UK. Ambulance service executives have come and gone in a constant attempt to bring in somebody who can solve the problem.
Today BBC News is reporting that Catherine O’Sullivan, of Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council – the health watchdog which covers the former Gwent area – said the “difficult geography” of Wales should be taken into account when calculating ambulance response times. Apparently more hills and dales add minutes to the time it takes to travel a few miles to the emergency. Listen to the audio interview HERE.