Ambulances should only be called in genuine emergencies. If you use emergency services incorrectly you are risking the lives of others and won’t get the best treatment for your illness.
Please do not come to hospital with common winter illnesses, such as chest infections, coughs and colds, diarrhoea or vomiting. Our hospitals are under extreme pressure which is why it’s vital that everyone understands the urgency of the situation and what you can do to protect our essential hospital services this winter#8221;.
They say emergency resources are being stretched by people with conditions #8211; including chest infections, coughs and colds #8211; who don#8217;t need urgent care.
(BELOW: Dr Hari Pathmanathan)