You can call an ambulance by using 999 or 112.
How do you call an ambulance in London?
Call 112 or 999 for the emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) in London. To report non-urgent crime, call the police on 101 from within the UK.
Do I call 111 or 999?
999 is for emergencies and 111 is for non-emergencies. Find out when to call each number.
Is it 999 or 911 in UK?
In the United Kingdom, the numbers 999 and 112 both connect to the same service, and there is no priority or charge for either of them. Callers dialling 911, North America’s emergency number, may be transferred to the 999 call system if the call is made within the United Kingdom from a mobile phone.
When should you call 999?
You should always call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk. Examples of medical emergencies include (but are not limited to): Cardiac arrest/ collapse/ unconsciousness. Chest pain / heart attack.
What happens if you call 911 in the UK?
In the United Kingdom, the numbers 999 and 112 both connect to the same service, and there is no priority or charge for either of them. Callers dialling 911, the USA’s emergency number, may be transferred to the 999 call system if the call is made within the United Kingdom from a mobile phone.
What area does London Ambulance cover?
Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles, from Heathrow in the west to Upminster in the east, and from Enfield in the north to Purley in the south.
What is 112 in the UK?
112 is only for emergency assistance. If you call the number for another reason, it is considered abuse (if you do it intentionally) or misuse (if you do it accidentally). Abuse of the emergency number is a criminal offence.
Can I call 111 medical advice?
You should call 111 when you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor. If you need emergency medical treatment, you must call 999. An emergency is when someone needs medical help to save their life.
Can you call 111 for mental health?
If you are concerned about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about, you should call NHS 111 or make an appointment with your GP, who can refer you to the right services. If someone is putting themselves or others in danger now, it’s an emergency and you should call the police on 999.
Does 999 know your location?
Calling 999 from an Android
If you need to call the emergency services (999) from an Android device, Google automatically provides your GPS location.
What’s a 999 police code?
Other Police 10 codes
10-999 = Officer down / officer needs help immediately. This is an SOS alert that requires immediate attention. In a situation where an officer is down, all available units will respond.
Which country has 999 as emergency?
999, the UK’s emergency telephone number, launched in 1937, making it the first emergency phone number worldwide.
Can 999 refuse to send an ambulance?
People will no longer have an automatic right to an ambulance when they dial 999, as part of government plans to deal with time-wasters and the explosion in demand for the service.
What do you say on a 999 call?
When you call 999 an operator will ask which emergency service you need.
You will also be asked to give some additional information such as:
- the patient’s age, sex and medical history.
- whether the patient is conscious, breathing and if there is any bleeding or chest pain.
- details of the injury and how it happened.
What happens if you dial 999?
When you dial 999, the first person you speak to is the Operator who will ask you which service you need. If you ask for an ambulance, you will be put through to your local ambulance service.