A Penarth man’s 999 call to the Welsh Ambulance Service has come top of the list of bizarre calls to the Welsh Ambulance Service over the past year.
The man – who hasn’t been named – had apparently been eating a lot of chocolate and told the operator he felt a bit sick. He wanted an ambulance crew staffed by two paramedics to call around to his home to check him over.
The now-notorious call – made in December last year – has topped the list of the curious calls from members of the public.
Other calls included:-
- A woman whose hamster bit her fingers (Cardiff, December 2015)
- A man who poked himself in the eye with a pair of glasses (Cardiff, November 2015)
- A woman with the back of her earring stuck in her ear (Pentre, January 2016)
- A man feeling anxious after giving up smoking (Maesteg, May 2015)
Richard Lee, of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “Calling an ambulance when you do not require one may delay our response to save a life, or reach someone having a heart attack or a stroke. While some of the inappropriate calls we’ve highlighted may make people smile, the effects on patients waiting for ambulances in a real emergency are not funny at all.”