STAFF from West Midlands Ambulance Service saw almost a 30 per cent increase in call outs across Worcestershire and Herefordshire this weekend just gone compared to the one before.
Ambulance chiefs are praising the medics for coping ‘magnificently with the onslaught’ of cases which regionally, bar the two counties, saw call out numbers for the period 8pm on Saturday to 4am on Sunday up 10 per cent.
In total staff responded to 1,270 incidents.
Gold Commander Nathan Hudson, said: “It was another hugely busy evening for our crews, but again, they were brilliant and provided a really high quality of service with rapid responses to cases.
“As you would expect we saw a wide range of alcohol related incidents, ranging from people who had fallen over as they couldn’t stand up they were so drunk, to assaults, unconscious patients, and also drug related incidents from people who had taken so called ‘legal highs’.
“Despite often difficult circumstances, staff remained professional and provided high levels of care.