Ambulance services in the Midlands have seen a big increase in the number of calls because of the recent heatwave. Last month, West Midlands Ambulance Service dealt with more than 71 thousand.
On one day, they took more calls than on New Year's Eve. Yesterday, as temperatures reached 32 degrees, ITV News Central was with one crew as they responded to emergencies brought about by the hot weather.
ITV News Central would like to pass on thoughts and best wishes to Neil who underwent surgery on his hand yesterday and who gave us permission to film his treatment with the ambulance service.
West Midlands Ambulance Service had a very busy New Year's Eve taking on average five 999 calls every 60 seconds.
The number steadily increased towards midnight. Between 8pm and midnight, the service received 638 calls - a 15% increase compared to the same period last year.
In the first five hours of 2013, the service received 1291 calls - a 9% increase compared to a year ago.
Anthony Marsh, Chief Executive, said: "It comes as no surprise to us that NYE has been the busiest night of the year for the Ambulance Service. It is a year in the planning for which as many staff as possible work through the night to ensure patient’s get help when they need it the most."