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Demand for ambulances is 'on par with festive demand'

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Emergency services are experiencing "extensive delays" handing over patients at A&E, as the region's ambulance trust continues to respond to high demand.

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) received 4,244 calls a day in July, with around 70pc of those relating to its two most serious categories.

Deputy operational officer Paul Marshall told EEAST's board meeting on Wednesday that the trust was "on par with festive demand", with up to a third of ambulances waiting at one time to hand over........

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