Number of bank holiday calls to ambulance service drops

PUBLISHED: 09:55 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 30 May 2018

Stock photo of an ambulance. Picture: Archant Library.

Stock photo of an ambulance. Picture: Archant Library.

The number of calls received by the ambulance service in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire over the bank holiday weekend dipped compared to the year before.

Sunday of the late May bank holiday weekend was busiest for staff, with more than 3,600 calls received across the six counties East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) serves.

But in Norfolk, 211 fewer calls were received over the weekend compared to 2017 (1,819 compared to 2,030).

In Suffolk the service got 189 fewer calls (1,338 compared to 1,527).

And in Cambridgeshire there were 494 fewer calls (1,241 compared to 1,735).

Gary Morgan, an EEAST deputy director, said: “Last year we experienced an unusually busy May bank holiday with a very high number of calls. Whilst this year was slightly different we experienced some particularly busy periods such as on Sunday. I would like to thank our staff and volunteers who as ever worked very hard over the weekend doing a fantastic job in ever-changing weather conditions.

“We would also like to thank our emergency service and healthcare colleagues supporting the community over the bank holiday period.”

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