Scots urged to ‘think twice’ before calling 999 for ambulance

Published on 15 Sep 2021, 14:07
Scots have been urged to think twice before calling 999 for an ambulance, as health secretary Humza Yousaf warns the NHS is facing an “extraordinarily difficult winter”.

While he pledged any additional cash that could be found would be spent trying to ease the pressure on the health service, he conceded it “will be a challenging autumn and winter”.

In light of that, he said people should consider whether it is “absolutely critical” for them to call for an ambulance.