I am worried my friend is in an emergency situation
What is an emergency situation?
An emergency situation is one in which you need an immediate response- if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.
What is a medical emergency?
What should I do in an emergency?
In an emergency you should phone 999. Stay calm and speak clearly. (Deaf and deafened people using a Textphone (minicom) should dial 18000 in an emergency.)
What should I do in a medical emergency?
Dial 999. Stay calm and speak clearly. Follow the instructions you are given. Follow the instructions you are given. (Deaf and deafened people using a Textphone (minicom) should dial 18000 in an emergency.)
Remember, urgent medical treatment can be sought confidentially and without having to disclose what happened.
See the ‘What is an emergency?’ section of the NHS for what things you should remember in an emergency
The British Red Cross website has a section with First Aid tips and videos, organised according to the nature of the medical situation:
What happens when you call 999?
Click on the link below to read a step-by-step account of what happens when you dial 999:
To find out what happens when you call 999 in the case of a medical emergency, click on the link below: