‘Don’t waste our time,’ warn ambulance chiefs ahead of bank holiday 999 surge

East of England Ambulance Service NHS

East of England Ambulance Service NHS

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Ambulance bosses are urging people to be prepared in order to curb the spike in emergency calls over May’s two bank holiday weekends.

With the May Day holiday on Monday, the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust is asking people to ensure they have well-equipped first aid kits, take extra care and call 111 if their condition is less serious than an emergency.

Consultant paramedic Marcus Bailey said: “It’s great for people to take advantage of two long weekends but reducing the risks of accident or illness is the most important thing.


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