Demand for ambulance services in Staffordshire increases

Staffordshire saw a rise in demand of 12% for ambulance services over the Easter weekend compared with last year
Staffordshire saw a rise in demand of 12% for ambulance services over the Easter weekend compared with last year Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Demand on the ambulance service in Staffordshire has increased compared with last year.

The figures from West Midlands Ambulance Service show demand fluctuated in other areas of the region.

Staffordshire saw a rise in demand of 12% over the Easter weekend compared with last year but the West Mercia area saw a 12% drop during the same period.

Overall, the trust answered 10,821 999 calls during the weekend - up 1.7% compared to 2013.

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