Ambulance service strained as emergency calls rocket over bank holiday weekend

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Pressure was piled on to the region’s ambulance service over the bank holiday weekend, as demand for help rose by a quarter above average.

More than 8,000 calls were received by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust in the region over the long weekend, with falls the main cause of emergencies.

In Herts alone, 1,367 emergency calls were made. This reflects the second-highest total among counties in the region, beaten only by the much-larger area of Essex with 2,548 calls.

 

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