A local GP has pleaded for the government to wake up and do something to heal the NHS now.
Wilmslow Health Centre have posted a shocking video on social media with the warning - "distressing content. GPs now taking patients to A&E as ambulances not turning up. The system is broken and these very brave staff will no doubt be punished for speaking up. "Call us when the patient stops breathing" is the message they get."
The disturbing video was recorded whilst staff at Wilmslow Health Centre were stabilising a gentleman who had collapsed at the surgery.
They called an ambulance but after waiting for three hours for an ambulance, which should have been here within 30 minutes, they took the decision to take the patient themselves as he was clinically deteriorating and needed urgent medical care at the hospital.
Wilmslow Health Centre's Dr Amar Ahmed said "Here we are outside the A&E, we've just dropped this gentleman off. This is a gentleman whose condition was rapidly deteriorating. He should have been seen much earlier. The ambulance didn't arrive, it is not the ambulance people's fault, the system is broken.
"He waited three hours, he was deteriorating and we had to make that difficult decision to bring him in, to save him.
"We're filming this with with the permission of the patient just to highlight where we've got up to. We've done this a few times before.
"We've been calling ambulances, they don't turn up or they say 'call us when the patient's stopped breathing'. I kid you not and this is happening year after year after year and it's only deteriorating.
"And all we ask is, look the system is totally broken. Politicians of both sides need to wake up and do something about it as people are dying."