A sick individual in the United Kingdom had to wait more than two and a half days for an ambulance to arrive, official data has revealed.
The statistics, which the BBC obtained through a freedom of information request, revealed that in addition to one person waiting for 62 hours, at least three others were forced to wait more than 50 hours between June 2017 and June 2018.
Although the longest wait times were all recorded by the Welsh Ambulance Service, ambulance services in the East of England, the South East Coast, South Central, Yorkshire and North East all had at least one delay of over or nearly 24 hours. To put these figures in perspective, the national target for ambulances is to arrive within 8 minutes.
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