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Scottish government requests military support for ambulance crews

Nicola Sturgeon apologises to patients experiencing long waiting times as she calls in army assistance

The Scottish government has officially requested support from the military to deal with pressure in the ambulance service that has extended waiting times, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

On Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs during first minister’s questions the possibility of asking for aid was “under active consideration”, but the request came just a few hours later.

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