ACTIONS have been put in place to deal with unprecedented demand, the Welsh Ambulance Service has confirmed.

On Monday, the Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed they are receiving an increased demand on services.

Sonia Thompson, Interim Assistant Director of Operations Response at the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “This afternoon we have declared a Business Continuity Incident as a result of increased demand on our services.

“Actions are underway to deal with the demand but we would urge the public to work with us on this.

“If your call is less urgent then you will wait longer for help or be asked to make an alternative arrangement, including making your own way to hospital if necessary.

“We’re hopeful that the actions we have put in place will start to take effect but until then, help us help you and only call if it’s a genuine emergency.”