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999 calls increase in Winter weather

Emergency calls to West Midlands Ambulance Service went up by 19% between midnight and 1pm today.

Initial reports suggest the heavy snowfall has increased 999 demands across the West Midlands.

“The number of patients suffering slips, trips and falls increased. However, I am pleased to say that our crews have coped extremely well with the elements and continue to get to patients as quickly as possible.

“I am also thankful to the public who adhered to the weather warnings and the public safety advice.

– Craig Cooke, WMAS Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer

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