East of England ambulance service took over 7,000 calls over Christmas

The East of England’s ambulance service, which covers Borehamwood, attended more than 2,700 emergency calls on Christmas Day.

It took over 7,813 calls between Christmas Eve and boxing day across the region, and 1,241 patients were taken to hospitals on Christmas day

Calls typically ranged from chest pains, illnesses and falls, to choking, assaults and births. Only around 30 per cent of patients had a life-threatening injury.

Rob Ashford, acting director of service delivery, said: “From our call handlers, to the crews out on the roads, and everyone else - I’d like to say a huge thank you to them all.”


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