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Ambulance Service Urges Public to Take Extra Care in Icy Conditions

14 December 2012

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is urging residents across the region to take extra care whilst out in the hazardous icy conditions.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "The service is receiving many 999 calls for weather-related incidents and we are treating a lot of patients involved in road traffic collisions and slips, trips and falls.

"The weather is also causing hazardous driving conditions for our ambulance crews but we are making every effort to get to patients as quickly, and as safely, as possible.

"We are urging people to take care when out driving or walking due to the slippery conditions and ask that the public only call 999 for an ambulance in a medical emergency when it is obvious that someone has a life-threatening illness or injury.

"We also ask that for advice and treatment for non-emergencies, people consider options such as a visit to a local pharmacist or GP surgery, a call to NHS Direct or visit a walk-in centre."

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