North East Ambulance Service: Resources 'not sufficient'
5 June 2014 Last updated at 08:53 BST
BBC Look North has been looking at the performance of the North East Ambulance Service.
In the third of a series of special reports, the head of the ambulance service admits there is "not sufficient resources" to run it.
Simon Featherstone has told Look North he cannot meet the demands of every patient and difficult choices will have to be made if the funding crisis continues.