Emergency Hospital Treatment
Do you or a family member need emergency hospital treatment?
If so, you should go to your nearest A&E department or call 999 for an emergency ambulance. An emergency is a critical or life threatening situation, which may include loss of consciousness, severe chest pain or loss of blood. Remember to keep calm, do everything you can to help the person, but do not put yourself in danger and do not give the person anything to eat, drink or smoke. Please remember that hospital A&E departments are designed to treat accidents and emergencies only.
Cirencester and Moreton in Marsh hospitals have a minor injury unit for less serious injuries. Moreton in Marsh also has an X-ray.
The Ambulance Service
People are familiar with the 999-phone number to call an ambulance, but when is it wrong to ring? The service is for emergencies, when immediate response is vital. As soon as your call is received, an emergency ambulance is sent to your location. Situations requiring this service include:
- Serious accidents
- Breathing Problems
- Chest Pains
- Unexplained Collapse or if Unconscious
- Heavy loss of Blood
- Possible Stroke