Woman calls 999 over cracked egg.

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  1. Swami

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    An ambulance service received an inappropriate call from a woman concerned over how to store a cracked egg.

    The East Midlands Ambulance Service have since released a video asking people to resist making irresponsible calls.

    A dead fox and someone who asked ambulance staff to make them breakfast were among other reasons behind inappropriate 999 calls that were made in the last six months.

    Simon Tomlinson, General Manager for the EAMS Emergency Operations Centres, reminded people to only dial 999 in the event of a serious emergency.


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    He 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.

    Last month the EMAS received almost 60,000 emergency calls, however only a small amount were deemed inappropriate.

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    I heard this on 5 live this morning and it wasnt April Fools day last time i checked

    Maybe she had cognitive impairment or mental health issues - but as someone who works in the NHS the public need to be more aware of what is an emergency, and campaigns like FAST are great for Stroke, I think they need to do more promotion of similar medical conditions
     
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    Yes, for every time one of these callers phones 999, genuine emergencies are in the queue waiting to get through.

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