Ambulance calls in Norfolk rise over May Day bank holiday weekend

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Ambulance calls in Norfolk were up five per cent over the May Day bank holiday weekend compared to last year, officials say.

Figures published by the East of England Ambulance Service on Tuesday showed a total of 1,400 calls were made to the service over the long weekend, 70 more than over the same weekend last year.

The total number of calls across the region increased by eight per cent, with the largest rises recorded in Suffolk and Bedfordshire.

That followed a 17 per cent increase in the number of calls logged with the service over the Easter weekend.

EEAST deputy chief executive Sandy Brown said: “We continue to experience high levels of demand and the bank holiday weekend was another busy one for the trust.

“However, we were prepared and coped well, despite the demands being placed on the service.

“This is testament to the hard work and commitment of all our staff and volunteers across the East of England.”