Sussex's Ambulance service is put on the highest alert level

Sussex’s ambulance services has been put on the ‘highest alert level’, because of extremely high demand.

South East Coast Ambulance Service is on high alert
South East Coast Ambulance Service is on high alert

SECAM (South East Coast Ambulance Service) as well as every other service in England has been put on the high level alert after a combination of staff Covid absences, hot weather and delays handing patients over to accident-and-emergency units have caused problems, NHS trusts say.

The public is being asked to reserve 999 calls for emergencies only and speak to their GP, pharmacist or call 111 for non-urgent issues.