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Stay safe this Halloween urges Welsh Ambulance Service

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is calling on Halloween revellers to make sure they enjoy their spooky celebrations in safety this year.

The Trust is asking people to make sure that the night of October 31st results in plenty of treats - and not a trip to the emergency department - by looking after each other.

Richard Lee, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Director of Operations, said: “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable evening by following a few simple safety tips.

“Now the clocks have gone back it’s dark much earlier, so take a torch and make sure you watch out for traffic. If it’s raining keep your children dry and warm.

“Fireworks can be dangerous, so if you do intend to use them please follow the fireworks code and advice given by our fire service colleagues.”

The service is also urging the public to support the NHS Wales Choose Well campaign, so that emergency teams are available for those who them most this Halloween.

Richard added: “Our ambulance staff are highly skilled and should be preserved to help people across Wales facing life threatening emergencies.

“If your call is not urgent, please stop and think about whether a more appropriate health service is available to you.

“That includes your GP, GP Out of Hours, your nearest pharmacy or Minor Injuries Unit. Remember you can also call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 for health advice 24 hours a day, or dial 111 in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Carmarthenshire areas.”

Editor’s notes: For more information, please call Communications Officer Liam Randall on 01745 532511 or 07841 840 632 or email

31 Oct 2017 10:14

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