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Ambulance Service Issues Plea Over 999 Calls

Jersey's Ambulance Service has issued a plea to islanders to only call if they need urgent help, as it is under 'significant strain'.

There has been a surge in 999 calls, and there is concern that could delay paramedics getting to life-threatening situations.

JAS is asking that people only call if they are facing a genuine emergency that requires immediate medical assistance.

"By restricting non-emergency calls, we can ensure that our resources are fully dedicated to those in urgent need of medical attention."

The request is a 'temporary measure', to make sure ambulances are available for patients who need them most urgently.

"For non-urgent medical advice, contact your healthcare provider/GP surgery or pharmacist. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation."

 

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