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Help our Ambulance Service

It is important that everyone plays their part in using the health service as it is always a busy time for our frontline Ambulance Service; we would appreciate your support in using our services sensibly. Please use the following advice should you become unwell and feel that you need urgent health advice or treatment.

Use your local Pharmacist

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are there ready to help, are medically trained and can give you expert advice on medicines and how they work as well as help you decide whether you need to see a doctor. You don’t need an appointment or even make a purchase and you can talk to them in a private consultation area and in confidence.

Common complaints which can be treated at home with advice from the pharmacist.

999 in an emergency

Please think before you dial 999. The ambulance service is for emergencies and life-threatening situations only. If ambulance crews are called out to those suffering minor illnesses, they cannot get to those who really need their help.

The Emergency Department (A&E) is for serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses that need urgent medical attention.

These include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • heavy bleeding
  • severe chest pain or breathing difficulty
  • serious burns
  • strokes and persistent fits
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