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Around 450 Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff are returning to work today after a 24-hour walk-out. They have raised concerns about safety following planned money saving changes to the service.
Staff are claiming increasing pressure is being put on Yorkshire's already stretched ambulance service.
It has emerged that over Easter a toddler had to wait more than 20 minutes for a paramedic after a serious car accident - despite it happening a five-minute walk away from the nearest hospital.
3-year-old Keiran Morrill has survived but needed 60 stitches. The news comes on the day that 450 ambulance service workers across the county went on strike out in a row over future cuts to services. Kate Walby reports.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service is reminding people to only call 999 in an emergency when it is obvious that someone has a life-threatening or serious illness or injury while the 24-hour period of industrial action takes place.
Ambulance workers are holding a one day strike today over patient safety and derecognition of Unite, the country's largest union.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has released a statement about today's strike. It aims to reassure people about contingency plans. The public are reminded, however, to only call for an ambulance in seriou or life-threatening circumstances.
450 Yorkshire Ambulance workers are walking out in a row over cutbacks and changes to the service. Paramedics and other ambulance staff are on strike for 24 hours.