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Busy Easter for ambulances

Calls to East of England Ambulance Service topped 10,000 this Easter

Calls to East of England Ambulance Service topped 10,000 this Easter

A woman who fell from her horse and a man who fell from his loft helped push up Easter ambulance call outs.

East of England Ambulance Service received 10,013 calls over Easter compared to 9,872 in 2013. This year 5,146 people were taken to hospital.

Falls topped the list at 1,522, including a Lakenheath man in his 70s with back injuries after falling out of his loft on Saturday and a 63-year-old man who fell off a ladder in Thetford on Monday.

On Monday woman in her 50s was taken to West Suffolk Hospital after falling from a horse in Thetford Forest. The ambulance service sent a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, and the hazardous area response team to the incident.

There were 212 calls to road collisions and 116 calls for people with heart problems.

 

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