What do we respond to?

We are dispatched to life threatening 999 calls include the following condition/symptoms:

  • 14Cardiac arrest
  • Unconscious and collapsed patients
  • Chest pains (e.g. heart attacks and acute angina)
  • Breathing difficulties (e.g. asthma, acute on-set bronchitis/emphysema)
  • Diabetic emergencies (e.g. hypoglycemia)
  • Fitting or convulsions (e.g. epilepsy)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
  • Choking patients
In line with the ambulance service’s lone working policy, for our personal protection, we are not sent to any of the patient_exam3following types of calls:

  • Road traffic collisions (RTCs)
  • Incidents at bars, pubs and clubs (sometimes we may attend based on our own local knowledge)
  • Young children (some responders are trained in pediatrics and respond to these cases)
  • Incidents of domestic violence