What do I do if I have an urgent problem?
There are some situations where time matters, and it is better to call 999 and seek immediate help through the paramedics.
Situations where you should call 999 first rather than us include
- suspected heart attack eg. chest pain, even if you haven't previoulsy had heart problems;
- sudden and severe shortness of breath
- loss of consciousness
- suspected stroke
- sudden and severe allergic reaction eg. facial swelling or breathing difficulty