Dawlish: Only call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, says South Western Ambulance after facing highest demand ever

  Posted: 13.09.21 at 15:06 by Will Goddard

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The South Western Ambulance Service is asking people to only dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency after facing the highest demand ever on its 999 service.

Will Warrender, Chief Executive of South Western Ambulance Service, said: “We are currently experiencing unprecedented sustained demand on our 999 service.

“If you need an emergency ambulance because you are seriously injured or unwell, and you believe your life is at risk, call us on 999.

“So we can continue to help those with the most serious conditions, we need everyone’s help – please do not call us for non-life threatening emergencies. Alternative services are available, including 111 who can be contacted by phone or online for medical assistance and advice.

“Our teams are working incredibly hard day and night to be there for those who need us, but we need everyone’s help to enable us to reach patients who need our help as quickly as possible.”

SEE ALSO: Dawlish: South Western Ambulance has busiest week ever for second time this month


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