All emergencies ring 999 .
If you do not think that it is an emergency then….
Ring 101 for Police or 111 for NHS advice.
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NHS 111 is a new service that’s being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
NHS online information
- You need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
- You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service.
- You don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call.
- You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
WHY NOT “ICE” YOUR PHONE
We all store many numbers but who is the contact person closest to you? The idea is that if you were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending you would find your mobile phone but would not know which number to ring. Hence this ‘ICE’ (in case of emergency) campaign.
ICE = ‘IN CASE OF EMERGENCY’
All you have to do is to put the contact number of your next of kin into your phone and name them “ICE”. You can have ICE1, 2, etc.
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. There is information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, events and lists of qualified counsellors in our area.
The Ellastone and Mayfield First Responders would like to remind everyone to consider putting the house name in a prominent position as you never know when you might be relying on them. Also, if you do call the emergency services, please send someone outside to flag us down as it saves a lot of time…..Remember that our responders live locally and so if someone is on duty they can be looking for your house within 5 minutes. Please note that our First Responders can only respond to 999 calls. Read more about the work of your volunteer First Responder Group. Donations are always very welcome.
(Pub Quiz: Every Monday at 19.30 there is a pub quiz at The Tavern, in Denstone in aid of our local 1st Responders groups)
Would you know what to do if someone was unconscious, having a heart attack, bleeding or choking? The heartstart course requires no special medical skills. It is FREE and takes about 2 hours. Training is in Ellastone or Mayfield by your local First Responders.