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  • "What people need to be concerned about is that so many of the health boards including Aneurin Bevan had to borrow money to get through to the budget last year, and this year. If the Welsh NHS was a private business it would not be operating.
    What is it going to take to make a change for the better?
    If you have a road accident the Highways will install signage or traffic calming to prevent further incidents.
    We have people dying in the back of ambulances sat outside A & E or being left to dehydrate in corridors across Wales yet nothing seems to change.
    Ambulances have been getting stuck outside RGH for years. It's accepted until something goes wrong.
    This is not a staffing issue. This is life or death through incompetence of the people running the NHS."
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Cuts fall-out

First published in Letters

MORE than 1,800 Caerphilly county borough residents waited over an hour for a first response after calling 999 for an ambulance last year.

There are deeply ingrained problems within our emergency care services and these figures lay bare their true extent.

Despite the hard work of front line staff, more evidence of severe delays and unacceptable waits makes for hugely distressing reading. While committed staff put in long hours and huge sacrifices, the Welsh NHS continues to struggle to deliver a step challenge in performance as a result of Labour’s record-breaking NHS budget cuts.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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