South Western Ambulance Service chief's warning on 999 calls
The South Western Ambulance Service has warned of a rising number of unnecessary 999 calls.
The situation is causing concern following the introduction of the non-emergency 101 service with reports of paramedics being sent to treat people with minor problems.
Now SWAST Director of Delivery Norma Lane has appealed to people to consider other methods of getting medical help without the need to dial 999.
The trust is responding to 16 per cent more 999 calls than the same time last year and in recent weeks ambulance services nationally reacted to demand similar to New Year.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
“As a service, we remain committed to ensuring all our patients receive the medical help they need – but we are urging everyone in the community we serve to help us do that by thinking if there are better ways for them to receive treatment without the need to dial 999," Ms Lane said.