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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The ambulance service has moved to a higher alert level as it experiences 'extreme pressure'. The North West Ambulance Service has moved to the top level of a NHS alert framework, with bosses saying it is experiencing 'extremely high levels of activity'. NWAS was moved into level four of the Resource Escalation Action Plan (REAP) this afternoon, which means there is 'extreme pressure' on its services. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here It's thought the decision was made due to increased demand, as well as the impact of coronavirus and other pressures on the system. NWAS said all clinically trained staff will work on the frontline of healthcare, and urged people to only call 999 in serious or life-threatening incidents. The ambulance service said the REAP level has fluctuated over recent times and could change again. It said the REAP framework provides guidance to healthcare managers in addressing challenges they are experiencing. Read More Related Articles Fears shaky vaccine supply could stop Greater Manchester hitting February target Read More Related Articles NHS boss' stark coronavirus warning over the virus which leaves young people 'breathless and gasping for life' The situation falls short of declaring a major incident - a measure which NWAS was forced to do in November - after reports of patients being stuck in corridors for hours, ambulances queuing outside hospitals and a surge in callouts.
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. The higher the number (1-4) the more pressure the service is under. Normal levels are deemed to be at stages one to two. "For the duration of the pandemic, NWAS has been operating between two to three and today has taken the decision to escalate to REAP Level 4 – extreme pressure. "This is due to the extremely high levels of activity in the North West region, the pressure on local hospitals and the trust operating while some of its workforce are isolating or shielding.
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