Calling 999 contacts the emergency ambulance service.
This is a service that should be used if someone is seriously ill, injured or in life-threatening emergencies. Examples of medical emergencies include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
This service is free from all landline and mobile phones and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
For more information on calling for an ambulance, visit the london ambulance service website on the link below:
Adapted from LAS website