Choose carefully before you ring 999
PEOPLE are being urged to think carefully before going to hospital or calling for an ambulance in a bid to help health services.
People should only call for an ambulance if it is a genuine emergency or a life-threatening situation, the service has said.
Carmarthenshire's Community Health Council said people should follow the advice of national campaign, Choose Well.
It says that injuries such as bites, cuts and sprains can be treated at the hospital's minor injury unit.
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People suffering from vomiting, ear pain, a cough or toothache should see their doctor or dentist.
Huw Phillips, of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: "Basically, if it requires a GP call-out, contact your GP.
"Call for an ambulance when it's life-threatening or an emergency."
Chris Downward, chairman of the Carmarthen committee of the Hywel Dda Community Health Council, said it was important that everyone be aware of the campaign.
For more information visit www.choosewell wales.org.uk