SCAS declares critical incident due to extreme pressures
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has declared a critical incident due to extreme pressures across our services which have built through weekend and into this week.
They are asking the public to help us at this time by using services wisely and also utilising other healthcare alternatives including 111.nhs.uk for urgent medical advice and guidance wherever possible and appropriate to do so, as well as urgent treatment centres, pharmacists and their GPs.
999 calls are up 50% on this time last year and 111 calls up 75% over the same period.
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