Ambulance bosses urge people to only phone 999 in emergency over Bank Holiday

Ambulance Trust
Ambulance Trust

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is urging people to only dial 999 in an emergency over the Bank Holiday.

The trust is asking those with minor ailments such as cuts, insect bites and sunburn to think twice before phoning 999.

The organisation received more than 7,000 calls at the same time last year.

It advises people to stock up their medicine cabinets and visit the NHS Choices website, call 111 or drop in to a local walk in centre for advice or treatment.