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Ambulance response time targets missed in February

A big drop in ambulance response times have been dubbed a "national disgrace".

In February, 52.8% of life-threatening calls saw an ambulance arrive in eight minutes compared with a 65% target.

The figures were released as the Welsh government announced a change in the indicators used to measure performance to show clinical benefit "rather than on the basis of time alone".

The response times have been criticised heavily by the Welsh Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 26 Mar 2014