WITH the current weather warnings in place, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging the public to stay safe and keep informed.
The weather problems are at their peak during the high-tide periods so those in coastal areas should familiarise themselves with the local times and expected impact.
The changing conditions on the roads is making driving very hazardous – SWASFT has already attended 13 road traffic collisions this morning.
All emergency, public and health services are working together to continue to provide a safe and effective service to all communities in the South West. However, it is vital that the public think about the most appropriate service for their needs before calling 999.
Anyone suffering a life-threatening emergency should always call 999. If it is not a life-threatening emergency, we would urge the public to think about using other available healthcare services – NHS111, walk-in-centres, minor injury units, pharmacies etc; please visit the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk for further information.