The NHS has admitted that failures in the ambulance service has resulted in hundreds of unnecessary deaths across all four devolved nations.
Families across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been devastated and are angry after loved ones or friends died waiting for an ambulance that never came.
551 safety and efficiency concerns were filed between March 2021 and February 2022, and 201 deaths were caused by delayed ambulances in that same period.
Families of the deceased have sued the NHS and in most cases the health service settled out of court for undisclosed amounts in compensation.
The NHS made a statement saying that the long waiting times are due to staff shortages, the on going NHS Crisis, Covid patients clogging up hospitals, and a record amount of 999 Calls.
Between March 2021 and April 2022 an average of between 750,000 and 800,000 calls were made each month to 999 with peaks of over 1 Million around November and December, and that's only in England.
The NHS says that if more Ambulance staff can be found, then the delays can be shortened or end all together.