September 26th, 2016

Region’s ambulance trust six call outs short of 6,000 in hectic weekend

Region’s ambulance trust six call outs short of 6,000 in hectic weekend Region’s ambulance trust six call outs short of 6,000 in hectic weekend

AMBULANCE bosses are paying tribute to the immense effort put in by staff over the ‘Super Saturday’ weekend.

With the Trust only six calls shy of 6,000 999 calls over the two days, demand was significantly above what would have been expected for a normal weekend.

However, due to good planning and a lot of hard work from staff, many of whom gave up their weekends to come in to work, the two days went well from a patient perspective.

Emergency Services Director, Craig Cooke, said: “I’d like to pay tribute to our staff, who not only provided first rate clinical care to patients, but also got into the spirit of the weekend.

“In the main, the public took on our request to take responsibility for their own safety and the majority were good natured and were clearly enjoying the atmosphere.

“Right across the region our staff worked tirelessly to provide very high levels of care to patients in their hour of need.”

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