Emergency care over Easter Bank Holiday

Posted by: ch - Posted on:

This Easter bank holiday If you need EMERGENCY care, call 999, or go to your nearest A&E.

You should ONLY call 999 or go to A&E if you or someone else has a life-threatening emergency, such as:

• signs of a heart attack chest pain, pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across the chest

• signs of a stroke face dropping on one side, cannot hold both arms up, difficulty speaking

• sudden confusion cannot be sure of own name or age

• suicide attempt by taking something or self-harming

• severe difficulty breathing not being able to get words out, choking or gasping

• choking on liquids or solids right now

• heavy bleeding spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle

• severe injuries after a serious accident or assault

• seizure (fit) shaking or jerking because of a fit, or unconscious (cannot be woken up)

• sudden, rapid swelling of the lips, mouth, throat or tongue

British Sign Language (BSL) speakers can make a BSL video call to 999.

Deaf people can use 18000 to contact 999 using text relay.

If in doubt, contact NHS111 to get assessed and directed to the right place for you- including emergency care.