Ambulance service across Sussex declares ‘critical incident’

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The ambulance service that covers Sussex has issued a ‘critical incident’ this morning.

According to a social media post from South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) the service had a ‘significant IT issue’ last night (Tuesday, November 16).

The post said, “We have declared a critical incident this morning – 17 Nov 2021.

“Staff are working extremely hard as we continue to respond to patients.

“We would ask that you consider alternatives to 999, inc NHS 111 online, unless absolutely essential.”