Are you ready for Christmas?

Wednesday 17th December 2014 – 10.05am – Chris Kowalik.

Have you stocked up your medicine cabinet in time for Christmas?

Having a few essential first aid and medical supplies could spare you a 999 call or a trip to A&E.

Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer Steve Wheaton said: “While you’re out shopping, don’t forget to pick up the essentials to help you get through the Christmas period. Make sure you have some plasters and bandages, tissues, painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, cold and flu remedies and a thermometer.

“If you have any supplies currently, check the use-by dates. Throw them away if they are out-of-date.

“Now is also the time to sort out any repeat prescriptions. Don’t leave it too late to check. There is still time to make an appointment with your doctor.”

“At what is already an extremely busy time for the ambulance service you can help avert further calls with some simple pre-planning and, in turn, help us get to the genuine life-threatening cases faster.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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