Should You Go to the A&E? | Health Plus

Should You Go to the A&E? | Health Plus

Should you go to the A&E?

When should you seek medical attention?

Here are some warning signs that may be a cause for concern.

  • Chest pain or heart attacks
  • Sudden and severe shortness of breath
  • Blurred vision
  • Severe burns
  • Significant head injuries
  • Choking
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • High fever in babies
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Broken bones
  • Large open wounds and burns
  • Concussions
  • Seizures or fits
  • Persistent vomiting and diarrhoea

Preparing for an emergency:

You should have the following emergency information ready:

  • Address to the nearest hospital
  • The quickest route to get there
  • Ambulance / Fire emergency number
  • Police emergency number
  • Any known medical conditions in the family
  • Health insurance information

If you suspect you are having a medical emergency, go to the nearest Accident & Emergency (A&E) department.

 

Article reviewed by Dr Othello Dave, deputy medical director at Parkway Hospitals

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