RISING demand has led to spending on private ambulances in Yorkshire soaring by 267 per cent in less than three years.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service paid private firms £2.8m in nine months out of the 12 in 2013 – up from £782,000 from April 2011/12.

The number of incidents non-NHS ambulances were sent to annually rocketed by more than 1,000 per cent between 2010 and 2014.

Reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post. You can read the full story here. 

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