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Ambulance, police inundated with trivial triple zero calls, plead for common sense | Mudgee Guardian



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NSW Ambulance and NSW Police are appealing to the public to only call triple zero in emergency situations to ensure paramedics and police officers can help those most in need. New figures show thousands of non-emergency triple zero calls are being made each week at a time when emergency services have never been busier. In the 12 months to March 31 this year, NSW Ambulance responded to more than 200,000 jobs where no patient was taken to hospital with reasons ranging from hoax calls to refusal of transport. For the same period, NSW Ambulance also received a concerning number of calls for trivial matters. More than 1,000 of those were from people complaining about constipation, 662 were for a toothache along with 215…

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