West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) took more than 13,000 emergency calls over the Christmas Bank Holiday this year. 

From Sunday, December 24 to Tuesday, December 26, the Trust responded to no fewer than 13,274 calls including 4,339 on Christmas Eve, 4,255 on Christmas Day and 4,680 on Boxing Day. 

This was consistent with 13,606 calls for the same dates in 2022 proving yet another busy festive period for the team. 

Dudley News: The Trust had a similar number of calls to last yearThe Trust had a similar number of calls to last year (Image: West Midlands Ambulance Service)

Trust Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: "I would like to thank the many thousands of staff who worked over the Christmas period whilst most people were enjoying time with their family and friends. 

"It is not just the staff on the road who worked so hard, I want to particularly note the work of the staff in our control rooms.

"I also want to thank the staff who support these staff, be it in the vehicle preparation operatives who clean, fuel and restock the ambulances, the fleet mechanics and also the managers." 

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