Check it's not an emergency!

Call 999 now for any of these:

  • signs of a heart attack 
    chest pain, pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across the chest
  • signs of a stroke 
    face dropping on one side, can’t hold both arms up, difficulty speaking.
  • sudden confusion (delirium) 
    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.
  • heavy bleeding 
    spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle.
  • severe injuries 
    after a serious accident
  • seizure (fit) 
    shaking or jerking because of a fit, or unconscious (can’t be woken up)
  • sudden, rapid swelling 
    of the lips, mouth, throat or tongue
  • labour or childbirth 
    waters breaking, more frequent intense cramps (contractions), baby coming, or just born.