AN ambulance took more than 11 hours to respond to a 999 call in Sunderland that should have taken 60 minutes.

The call was classed as a ‘green3’ emergency, meaning patients should be seen within an hour, according to figures in a Freedom of Information request.

It was one of 10 separate occasions between January and November 2012 where the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) failed to meet its target.

Reported by the Sunderland Echo. You can read the full story here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.