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Republic’s ambulances on standby as NI service stretched to limit

Public urged not to phone 999 unless in emergency

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The Ambulance Service has warned those with less serious conditions will potentially face lengthy delays

The Ambulance Service has warned those with less serious conditions will potentially face lengthy delays

The Ambulance Service has warned those with less serious conditions will potentially face lengthy delays

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is operating under “extreme pressure” and has urged the public not to call 999 unless they urgently require medical assistance over the bank holiday weekend.

The emergency service issued the statement on Friday after the contents of an internal email was leaked to the Belfast Telegraph revealing the NIAS had asked for assistance from the PSNI and NI Fire and Rescue Service.


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