Alert (Urgent)

The Emergency Department is for serious or life threatening illnesses or accidents

Feeling unwell? Check it's not an emergency

  • Signs of a heart attack - Chest pain, pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across your ches
  • Signs of a stroke - Face dropping on one side, can't hold both arms up, difficulty speaking
  • Tried to end your life - By taking something or harming yourself
  • Severe difficulty breathing - Not being able to get words out, choking or gasping
  • Heavy bleeding - Spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle
  • Severe injuries - After a serious accident
  • Seizure (fit) - Someone is shaking or jerking because of a fit, or is unconscious (can't be woken up)
  • Sudden, rapid swelling - Of the lips, mouth, throat or tongue

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