Call 999

You should call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Medical emergencies can include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • an acute confused state
  • fits that aren't stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that can't be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds. ¬†

You should call 999 immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Also call 999 if you think someone has been involved in a major trauma, for instance a road traffic accident, a stabbing or a fall from height.


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