CONCERNS have been raised over ambulance cover in Pen Llyn after two people had to wait three hours before they were taken to hospital following a serious crash in Pwllheli.
Emergency services were called at 5pm to a two-vehicle crash, where one car had rolled over, on the A497 between Nefyn and Pwllheli on Saturday, 7 January.
One man, who was cut out of his vehicle by the fire service, was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by air ambulance with serious injuries, but the two other female casualties were taken to hospital by land ambulance in a stable condition three hours after the crash at 8pm.
Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts said she was extremely concerned to hear that two people waited so long to be transferred to hospital.
She said: “It does not take that long to travel from Pen Llyn to Bangor and they shouldn’t have been waiting so long on a January night to get to hospital.
“It really worries me that there’s a three-hour wait to get the care in hospital they need. These were people with broken bones.
“The ambulance service clearly either does not have enough staff or ambulances.
“It is all about hitting targets of getting to the scene in time but there’s a bigger issue if it takes them so long to transfer patients in this area to hospital.
“It is not right.”
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