Suffolk: Think before dialling 999 over Bank Holiday weekend

Think twice before you seek emergency help this Bank Holiday

Think twice before you seek emergency help this Bank Holiday

Suffolk: Ambulance bosses are urging people to use the best health service for their needs over the Bank Holiday.

As part of the East of England Ambulance Service’s Right Call campaign, bosses are advising patients to think about local pharmacies and other services before dialling 999.

A spokesman said with fine weather predicted, they are expecting more people to be out and about, urging them to look after themselves and others.

Nick Morton, associate director of clinical services for EEAST, said: “We want to ensure people have kept their medicines topped up and their prescriptions up to date.

“Take sensible precautions during the sunny weather by wearing a high factor sun cream and sheltering from the sun when possible.

“It’s a good idea to check the opening times at local pharmacies, and seek advice from the NHS 111 and GP out of hours if it is a non-emergency.”