Ambulance crews waste 500,000 hours a year outside A&E due to hospital backlog

AMBULANCE crews waste more than 500,000 hours a year sat outside A&E because doctors and wards are too busy to take in their patients.

Medics are supposed to complete the handover within 15 minutes.

Medics waste more than 500,000 outside A&E wards

But figures show the time spent waiting beyond this has risen by 52 per cent in two...