He said people should consider whether it is “absolutely critical” for them to call for an ambulance as waiting times soar.
Yousaf spoke out after the Daily Record revealed a crisis in the Scottish Ambulance Service – with queues of ambulances forced to wait outside A&E departments.
We also revealed that the average wait for an ambulance had reached six hours, while the number of patients who spend more than the four-hour target time in accident and emergency has hit record highs.
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