East Midlands Ambulance Service got 999 call asking for 'lift to hospital'
A REQUEST for a lift to the hospital for a routine appointment and a call from someone with a "bad foot" were among 999 calls picked up by ambulance staff.
East Midlands Ambulance Service released details of the inappropriate calls from last year as it urged people to phone 999 only in a genuine emergency.
Another example included someone who thought they had sprained their ankle the night before.
EMAS said GPs, walk-in centres, patient transport services and the non-emergency 111 number were more suitable services.
Service delivery manager Michael Jones said: "An ambulance travelling to get to someone who does not need help is one which is not available for someone who is in a real life-threatening condition."