The Northwest Ambulance Service has warned of delays as it deals with ‘overcrowding’.
The service said that high blood pressure means that “some people can wait as long as we want to respond.”
People are being urged to contact their GP or NHS 111 online service if they do not need an ambulance in an emergency.
The trust has also warned that if people arrive at the hospital in an ambulance, they will not be seen soon, unless they are in a critical condition.
A tweet was posted on the official NWAS account this evening (Monday) at around 5.25 pm warning of delay.
The tweet read: “We are dealing with a large number of incidents, so some people may wait longer for a response than we would like.”
“Please call us only if the patient’s condition is serious.
“If this is not an emergency, contact your GP practice, your local pharmacy or get your immediate help online at 111.nhs.uk.”
The tweet added: “Please note: If you arrive in an ambulance, you will not be rushed to the hospital unless you are in a critical condition.”