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Callers urged not to use 999 during strikes
8:38am Wednesday 30th November 2011 in News
People have been warned to "think carefully before calling 999" as ambulance workers strike today.
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said managers, volunteers and possibly private sector workers would be manning the phones.
However the trust has asked people to consider whether they could "seek alternative assistance" from NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visiting www.nhs.uk.
SECAmb’s director of clinical operations, Andy Newton said: “Our patients are our top priority and we will do whatever we can to ensure that this action does not significantly impact on them. We would therefore ask the public to use the service wisely during this time.”