Third Busiest Weekend Ever For London Ambulances
Monday 19th May 2014
London Ambulance Service had their third busiest weekend ever this weekend for emergency calls, citing both the hot weather and the FA Cup final as possible reasons why.
Control room staff answered more than 6,500 calls on Sunday - its sixth ever busiest day.Saturday also saw more than 6,100 calls being recorded.
As a result, Londoners are being urged to only call the service in a genuine emergency.
Kevin Brown, Deputy Director of Operations, said: “We always see a rise in calls to our service in hot weather; but this weekend in particular there were a variety of reasons including the big turnout for the FA Cup final in Wembley.
“It is important people help us to respond to the most seriously ill and injured by only calling 999 in a genuine emergency.
“Anyone with a minor condition should consider other healthcare options such as visiting their GP, local pharmacy or calling 111.
“Many people call us with heat-related issues that could be avoided if they took more care in the sun, and we would again urge people to look after themselves."