When to call 999

It is important to only call 999 in an emergency 

What to do in an emergency
                                person on phone calling for help

What is an emergency?

                                 person on phone calling for help                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

If you or someone you are with is very badly injured or very unwell this is an emergency and you will need to call 999

How do you know if someone is very unwell or badly hurt?

                                                         person who is ill

How to identify an emergency

                      person who is unconscious                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Unconscious - this means they are not awake and you cannot wake them up or get them to move

                                person who is not breathing

Struggling to breath - they may be making wheezing sounds

                                person who is not breathing

Not breathing at all - they may look like they are asleep but you can check and see if their chest moves up and down

                                person who has chest pain

Has chest pains - they may be able to tell you or may hold on to their chest

                                person in a car accident

Had a car accident and cannot move or they may be bleeding a lot