Emergency advice

Do you need an ambulance?

  • If someone is having a life-threatening emergency call 999 straight away.
  • If not life threatening, consider other options before calling 999.

What to do

  1. Call 999 or 112 for emergency help straight away if you or someone else is having a life-threatening emergency.

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