One in three calls to Sweden’s emergency number are unnecessary

One in three calls to Sweden’s emergency number are unnecessary

Around one in three calls to Sweden’s 112 emergency number are unnecessary, with examples including people calling to request a ride from an ambulance, report petty theft, or asking to be forwarded to a different line. And after midnight on New Year the number gets particularly busy.

Shot teen accused of lying in emergency call

Shot teen accused of lying in emergency call

Patient opens fire on Stockholm paramedics

Patient opens fire on Stockholm paramedics

Ambulance blunder leaves ulcer patient to die

Ambulance blunder leaves ulcer patient to die

Machine as good as man at CPR: Swedish study

Machine as good as man at CPR: Swedish study

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Government blocks funds for improved 112 services

Stockholm taxis to double as ambulances

Stockholm taxis to double as ambulances

Badly burned 1-year-old denied ambulance

Badly burned 1-year-old denied ambulance

Ignored ambulance call fatality ‘a tragedy’

Ignored ambulance call fatality ‘a tragedy’

Profit pressures rise for troubled ambulance firm

Profit pressures rise for troubled ambulance firm

Swedish woman dies after ambulance no show

Swedish woman dies after ambulance no show

Ambulance call denied: woman ‘was still talking’

Ambulance call denied: woman ‘was still talking’

11-year-old Swedish girl denied ambulance

11-year-old Swedish girl denied ambulance

Operator sends neighbour, not ambulance, to help injured woman

Operator sends neighbour, not ambulance, to help injured woman

Woman calls SOS alarm 2,000 times

Woman calls SOS alarm 2,000 times

‘Nothing can bring her back’: mother

‘Nothing can bring her back’: mother

SOS Alarm has ‘severe flaws’: agency

SOS Alarm has ‘severe flaws’: agency

Man dies after ambulance call went unanswered

Man dies after ambulance call went unanswered

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Swede with broken neck sent home on painkillers

Heart attack victim dies after ambulance denied

Heart attack victim dies after ambulance denied

Report slams denied ambulance call death

Report slams denied ambulance call death

‘Unlike Sweden, when you call an ambulance in the US, it comes’

‘Unlike Sweden, when you call an ambulance in the US, it comes’

‘Panicked callers’ get better emergency help: Swedish study

‘Panicked callers’ get better emergency help: Swedish study

Ambulance call outrage: ‘Are you black or white?’

Ambulance call outrage: ‘Are you black or white?’

Paramedics opt for shift change, patient dies

Paramedics opt for shift change, patient dies

Elderly woman dies after ambulance no-show

Elderly woman dies after ambulance no-show

Old maps result in hour-long ambulance delay

Old maps result in hour-long ambulance delay

‘Swedish hospitals send ambulances too often’

‘Swedish hospitals send ambulances too often’

Ambulance staff fired after refugee scandal

Ambulance staff fired after refugee scandal

Refugee-row ambulance staff suspended

Refugee-row ambulance staff suspended