Use Ambulance services wisely this Easter

The South East Coast Ambulance Service is urging people in Sussex, Surrey and Kent to use its services wisely this Easter weekend.

In 2023, it said its 111 service handled more than 1,300 “potentially avoidable” calls requesting repeat prescriptions over Easter.

By checking household medicine supplies, being aware of local pharmacy opening hours and only dialling 999 in an emergency, people could help manage demand.

People are also advised to check in on vulnerable family and friends throughout the weekend.