The granddaughter of a man who sadly died in a fatal collision has spoken about the 'amazing' response she has received to a petition set up to help the NHS. 

Ellie Williams lost her granddad, George Ian Stevenson, after he was involved in a road traffic collision in Johnstown in March. 

This led to Ellie setting up a petition aiming to raise awareness about the struggles faced by emergency services in their day-to-day lives. 

Since then, the petition has received over 107,000 signatures, which Ellie has described as 'amazing'. 

She said: "To see how my campaign has grown means so much to myself and my family.

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"I set this petition up just hoping and praying it would help make a change to the current crisis our NHS is in. For the petition to hit over 100,000 supporters is just absolutely amazing. 

"I never thought for one minute it would have received the number of signatures it has done, and I am so thankful to each and every person who has taken the time to sign it."

The Leader: Ellie's petition. Ellie's petition.

Ellie revealed that the petition is in the process of being put to parliament and the Senedd. She also highlighted that Change.Org believe that it could reach up to 200,000 signatures. 

Ellie added: "I have made contact to the relevant people who are in a position to highlight the petition in the Senedd and I will not stop pushing this until it gets to Parliament so the people who are able to make changes do so.

"I can only hope and pray that this petition fully highlights the dire way our NHS is in and highlights just how over stretched our NHS staff are.

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"They go to work to help people and they are often prevented from doing so due to our NHS being so underfunded. "

At the time, Jason Killens, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service and Jo Whitehead, Chief Executive of BCHUB, released a joint statement saying: “In common with NHS providers across the UK, we are facing significant challenges across the whole health and social care system.

“We are acutely aware of the impact that these challenges have on patients, particularly when we are unable to transfer them from ambulances into our Emergency Departments, and release ambulance crews as swiftly as we would like.

“We understand people’s concern and frustration about delayed ambulance responses and long waits outside Emergency Departments, and we are deeply sorry for the added distress these cause our patients and their families.

“It falls well below the level of service we strive to provide."