A&E or 999
Only for very serious or life-threatening situations. This can include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- fits that are not stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Call 999 immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke.
Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road
traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.
If you are unsure, call NHS 111 or go on-line at 111.nhs.uk