The Northwest Ambulance Service is currently dealing with ‘excessive calls’.
The service said today is really busy for call handlers and staff.
People are being urged to call 999 only in a fatal emergency.
Today (Thursday) at 3:45 pm a tweet posted on the official NWAS account states: “This is another busy day for our call handlers and staff so please call us back to help you. Help if the patient’s condition worsens.
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“We are currently responding to a large number of calls.
“Please call 999 in a fatal emergency.
“Use your pharmacist, GP or 111.nhs.uk in less urgent situations.”
It comes after NWAS. Delay warning on Monday As they dealt with ‘overcrowding’.
The service said the high pressure meant “some people can wait longer for an answer than we would like”.
The trust also warns that if people arrive at the hospital in an ambulance, they will not be seen soon, unless they are in a critical condition.