Worry over 999 response times
PATIENTS who dial 999 from Kidwelly in a medical emergency can expect to wait almost three times as long as they should for help.
New figures have revealed that ambulance response times to the area have fallen dramatically below target.
The Wales Ambulance Service aims to get to the scene of an emergency in eight minutes, but official new figures suggest that calls to the SA17 area — which includes Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg — have instead taken an average of 21.51 minutes.
Jan Bettell-Higgins, of Water Street, has called on the service to look at where it is going wrong after her husband David, 68, was left waiting for longer than the average time after a heart attack in March.
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Mrs Bettell-Higgins, 69, said: "I was not happy, he was just so bad and every minute counted.
"The ambulance service said they were on their way, but it took much longer than eight minutes."