The widow of a man who died while waiting more than an hour for an ambulance has lashed out at the ambulance service for "living it up" and celebrating an award for excellence.
The Daily Mail reports that Joyce Pring, 63, told an inquest into her husband Fred's death that she made four desperate calls to the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust in the hour before he died.
But mandatory rest breaks for ambulance workers, ramping at hospitals and two ambulances engaged at other incidents meant her husband was not attended to in time.
Despite the ambulance service repeatedly missing government targets, says the Daily Mail, the trust won the Healthcare People Management Association Award.
Staff went to an award ceremony in London and pictures from the evening show them celebrating.
Mrs Pring was "astounded".
The Daily Mail quoted her as saying: "I don’t think the general public are aware that they are wasting time putting themselves up for these kind of awards when their performance is so dire – for them to win it beggars belief."