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999 - serious illnesses or injuries

For:

  • SUSPECTED STROKE OR HEART ATTACK
  • SERIOUS ILLNESS OR INJURY

The Scottish Ambulance Service and Accident and Emergency departments provide care for people with

  • symptoms of serious illness or
  • who have been badly injured.

When you call 999 the Scottish Ambulance Service will respond with the most appropriate help for your situation.

999  should only be used for serious illnesses or injuries.

This means that essential treatment is given to those who need it as quickly as possible.