Gwent police have had to stand is as ambulances more than 81 times in one year a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The police veichles were used when a ambulance or other emergency vehicle was not available.
The South Wales Argus report:
PEOPLE with injuries including a stab wound to the chest and serious bleeding from the head, are among those Gwent Police have picked up or taken to hospital because no ambulance was available.
They are among 130 medical emergencies attended by police from November 2011-October 2012, 81 of which resulted in a trip to hospital.
On each occasion no ambulance vehicle, be it ambulance or rapid response, was available.