EXTREME pressures on the Welsh Ambulance Service

EXTREME pressures on the Welsh Ambulance Service yesterday meant it had to declare a ‘business continuity incident’. Call volume and hospital delays meant that demand exceeded their ability to respond. As a result, some patients waited many hours for help.

Please only call 999 if a life is on the line – that’s a cardiac arrest, chest pain or breathing difficulties, loss of consciousness, choking or catastrophic bleeding.

If it’s not a life-threatening emergency, it’s important you use of the many alternatives to 999, starting with the symptom checkers on our NHS 111 Wales website as well as your, pharmacist and Minor Injuries Unit.

For full details see this article on their website:

Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust – Extreme pressures lead to business continuity incident (wales.nhs.uk)



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