Patients in Gwent have had to wait hours to be transfered from ambulances to hospital, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The South Wales Argus report:

GWENT ambulance crews have had to wait more than an hour to transfer patients in to hospitals more than 7,000 times since 2010.

Figures from the Welsh Ambulance Trust reveal patients at Nevill Hall and the Royal Gwent hospitals waited between one and ten hours on 7,659 occasions in 2010/11 and 2011/12.

A total of 6,153 delays were for a period of between one and two hours, but in 107 incidents patients had to wait more than four hours to transfer to hospital.

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