Sufferers have been left ready greater than two days for an ambulance in England, evaluation by the Labour Social gathering reveals.
Information collected underneath Freedom of Data requests reveals sufferers have needed to endure lengthy waits for ambulances or being held outdoors hospitals.
Within the North West in December, one affected person waited 65 hours, 38 minutes and 13 seconds for a response to a class 3 name.
Class 3 sufferers needs to be reached inside two hours and embody these within the late phases of labour, burns and diabetic assaults.
The longest look ahead to a class 2 situation – akin to a coronary heart assault or stroke – was 26 hours within the East Midlands, and greater than 21 hours in each Yorkshire and the South East. The NHS targets reaching class 2 sufferers inside 18 minutes.
Sufferers additionally confronted file lengthy waits outdoors hospitals as soon as ambulances arrived, a separate FoI discovered. One affected person waited 40 hours at the back of an ambulance outdoors a hospital within the South West, whereas sufferers within the East of England and West Midlands had been ready 36 hours and 32 hours respectively.
NHS bosses apologised after one affected person in Manchester died at the back of an ambulance in October, having arrived on the hospital three hours earlier.
Wes Streeting, shadow well being and social care secretary, mentioned sufferers can not belief that an ambulance will attain them in an emergency.
“Stroke and coronary heart assault victims are left ready for hours, when each second counts,” he added.
“That is the terrifying actuality after 13 years of Conservative understaffing of our NHS.”
Labour has vowed to launch the “largest growth” of the NHS workforce in historical past which they declare can be funded by abolishing the non-dom tax standing.
A Division of Well being and Social Care spokesperson mentioned: “Nobody ought to have to attend longer than essential to entry pressing and emergency care and we’re working laborious to enhance ambulance ready occasions, which have considerably decreased from the height of winter pressures in December 2022.
“Our pressing and emergency care restoration plan will permit individuals to be seen faster by scaling up group groups, increasing digital wards, and getting 800 new ambulances on the highway. That is on prime of £750 million we have now offered this winter to hurry up hospital discharge and liberate beds.”