Know your numbers

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Know your numbers – the emergency ones

Do you know the new numbers for our emergency services ? I didn’t when I needed to make a call the other day.


999 as before all emergency calls to fire, police and ambulance services

111 urgent but non emergency calls to the NHS helplines

101 urgent but not emergency calls to the police


Whilst on the subject of emergencies, a heart attack or stroke are medical emergencies. You can help by calling 999 and then giving the patient 300mg of aspirin.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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