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Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]

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Yorkshire Fire Service crack down on hoax calls that cost £155,000 to taxpayers

Yorkshire Fire Service crack down on hoax calls that cost £155,000 to taxpayers

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have released figures highlighting the financial cost posed by malicious 999 prank calls made in the region last year.   The service attended 369 prank calls in the last financial year, just over one response a day.   Area Manager for Fire Safety, Ian Bitcon, warned that hoax calls took life saving services away […]

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