Winter Signposting – Health and Wellbeing
During this very busy time for our Health Services you may want to check out some of the following links for advice and guidance in case of emergency.
A good place to start is Home – NHS – Together We Can
Advice on when to call 999 can be found in the NHS website here
If you have to wait, there is important and helpful advice about what you can do to help someone in an emergency on the NHS website here
For minor injuries phone NHS 111 or use the NHS website
The NHS and the Red Cross websites have helpful information covering* first aid* advice for a wide range of conditions and injuries. See https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/first-aid/ and https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/learn-first-aid/
Prepare and protect isolated & vulnerable people on and around ambulance strike days
If you, or people you care for, are vulnerable, make sure you are contactable and perhaps schedule a phone or video call. Check in daily if you can and share this information with them too.
Emergency Ambulance Transport
If you face significant delays in ambulance transport and are faced with a critically unwell or injured person and simply do not know what to do, contact or call into your local GP Practice and ask to speak to the on-call Doctor, making it clear you need emergency advice.