In one of the busiest times of the year for emergency services the North West Ambulance Service had a busy festive period. The most common call outs were: breathing problems (788), Falls (624) and chest pains (483). Director of Operations, Derek Cartwright said:
“We always see an increase in emergency calls at this time of year but this year has been exceptional. I would like to take this opportunity to thank NWAS staff for all their hard work in caring for the population of the North West.
“As we approach New Year, it is important that people remember 999 is for serious and life-threatening emergencies. Please help us to help the most vulnerable people, by keeping ambulances free to deal with genuine emergencies.”
More top news
DR Collin, a fish trading company based in the Scottish Borders, says delays exporting its goods via Calais are costing it thousands.
Find out where the funding will be spent, who's providing it, and how it's supposed to benefit the local community.
A bus route from Hawick to Kelso and Jedburgh may have been saved, but with some services cut.