Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

Essex residents made more New Year calls to the ambulance service than this time last year.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received 707 calls from Essex from 7pm on New Year’s Eve to 7am on New Year’s Day, compared to 613 in the same period a year ago.

Across the east of England, there were 2,164 emergency ambulance calls made, a decrease from 2,500 calls last year.

Rob Ashford, EEAST acting director of service delivery, said: "My thanks and praise go out to all our staff and volunteers who worked during this difficult shift.

“They have all been working as hard as ever over the festive period and I’m proud of all those who have been carrying out lifesaving work for the Trust over the past few days.

“While a downward trend, however slight, is good news and a sign that perhaps people are taking note of our advice, it's still a very busy start to the year.”

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12:01am Fri 3 Jan 14

iain beag says...

BBC website says callouts were down on last year with figures to back up their statement.
Echo states call outs were up on last year with figures that suggest otherwise.

Think i'll believe the BBC.
BBC website says callouts were down on last year with figures to back up their statement. Echo states call outs were up on last year with figures that suggest otherwise. Think i'll believe the BBC. iain beag

8:16am Fri 3 Jan 14

Barry Bas says...

iain beag wrote:
BBC website says callouts were down on last year with figures to back up their statement. Echo states call outs were up on last year with figures that suggest otherwise. Think i'll believe the BBC.
If you read the story it states that calls in Essex are up but calls across the east of England area covered by the EEAST are down.
[quote][p][bold]iain beag[/bold] wrote: BBC website says callouts were down on last year with figures to back up their statement. Echo states call outs were up on last year with figures that suggest otherwise. Think i'll believe the BBC.[/p][/quote]If you read the story it states that calls in Essex are up but calls across the east of England area covered by the EEAST are down. Barry Bas

11:35am Fri 3 Jan 14

Almeda11 says...

iain beag wrote:
BBC website says callouts were down on last year with figures to back up their statement. Echo states call outs were up on last year with figures that suggest otherwise. Think i'll believe the BBC.
The article states that , Quote; "Essex residents made more New Year calls to the ambulance service than this time last year."

BUT,

"The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received 707 calls from Essex from 7pm on New Year’s Eve to 7am on New Year’s Day, compared to 613 in the same period a year ago.
Across the east of England, there were 2,164 emergency ambulance calls made, a decrease from 2,500 calls last year"

So, calls were UP in Essex by 94 compared to the previous year, but across the whole of the East of England, calls decreased from 2,500 the previous year to just 2,164 for this year, a decrease of 336 calls.

l choose to believe the Echo`s version as they have specific figures for Essex and the East, the BBC probably uses national statistics.
[quote][p][bold]iain beag[/bold] wrote: BBC website says callouts were down on last year with figures to back up their statement. Echo states call outs were up on last year with figures that suggest otherwise. Think i'll believe the BBC.[/p][/quote]The article states that , Quote; "Essex residents made more New Year calls to the ambulance service than this time last year." BUT, "The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received 707 calls from Essex from 7pm on New Year’s Eve to 7am on New Year’s Day, compared to 613 in the same period a year ago. Across the east of England, there were 2,164 emergency ambulance calls made, a decrease from 2,500 calls last year" So, calls were UP in Essex by 94 compared to the previous year, but across the whole of the East of England, calls decreased from 2,500 the previous year to just 2,164 for this year, a decrease of 336 calls. l choose to believe the Echo`s version as they have specific figures for Essex and the East, the BBC probably uses national statistics. Almeda11

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