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Woman calls 999 over broken eggs in fridge

A woman has called East Midlands Ambulance Service asking for advice on dealing with broken eggs.

Other inappropriate calls in the last six months include toothache, a dead fox and someone who wanted breakfast.

The trust has published those details to try to cut the number of bogus emergency calls - which they say can delay them getting to real life or death incidents.

They take more than 2,500 999 calls every day

Simon Tomlinson, General Manager for our Emergency Operations Centres said:  “When you call 999 because someone is unconscious, not breathing, having chest pains or has the symptoms of a stroke, you are making the right call.

“Our emergency call handlers are trained to deliver life-saving instructions over the phone and we will get help to you as quickly as possible.

“Every 999 call is assessed so that the right help is provided to the right people as quickly as possible.

“You could receive the right treatment for you more quickly by contacting an alternative NHS service, such as your local pharmacy or NHS111, particularly if your call is not a serious emergency.

“Please help us to make sure we can reach the people who need us the most.”


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