Emergency Services

Before dialling 999 think about whether you need an ambulance, many everyday illnesses can be easily treated at home, or you can attend your GP (or if out of hours talk to your out of hours GP service) or speak to a pharmacist. You can get telephone advice from NHS 111. 

If you are suffering from a life-threatening emergency, such as a heart attack, severe loss of blood, difficulty breathing or a serious accident, dial 999 immediately.

Please do not attend the Emergency Department with minor complaints.  Your GP or pharmacist can help with these problems. Emergency Services are for the use of people with serious, life-threatening injuries or illness.


Need help fast?

If you need medical help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency, you can now call NHS 111.

NHS 111 will assess you, provide advice and direct you straight away to the local service that can help you best. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and calls are free, including from mobiles.

For more information visit: www.nhs.uk/111