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Calling 999 For Ambulance Assistance

You should call 999 for an ambulance when it is obvious that you or another person is seriously ill and in need of immediate emergency medical care.

Here are some examples of situations when you should dial 999 immediately (please note, this list is not exhaustive):

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe loss of blood
  • Severe burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Fitting/convulsions
  • Drowning
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Head injury.


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