MEDICAL EMERGENCY &
FIRST-AID INFORMATION

ALWAYS DIAL 999 AND REQUEST
QUALIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Sometimes we feel unwell or an accident happens, not everyone has the understanding of a Doctor or knows what first-aid steps to take.  Below is information and advice and where possible the steps you should take while awaiting the arrival of medical assistance.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

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WHEN IT IS NOT LIFE THREATENING

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HOW TO DEAL WITH AN ACID ATTACK

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HOW TO DEAL WITH A KNIFE ATTACK

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LEARNING FIRST AID

Many of us are now taught First-Aid as a requirement for work, and it is law to have a qualified first-aider in any office, factory or workspace that has more than five persons. 

But as parents we should learn first-aid in case something happens to our children at home, on way to and from school or at the park.

Basic and advanced courses are cheap and regularly run by both the St. John Ambulance and the Red Cross.  (see buttons below)

Everyone should learn basic first-aid, it could save a life !

10 First Aid Mistakes Explained by a Professional 

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WHERE ARE ALL THE DEFIB's ?

Many communities, sports clubs and businesses have raised or invested money in purchasing a Defibrillator, many have made use of old telephone kiosks and are placed at the heart of the local community, others are tucked away inside clubs, shops or in business premises.

The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and South Wales Defib Alliance are appealing to those who have or are responsible for a Defibrillator to register it's location. Having up to date information of its location can assist the 999 operators to guide bystanders to the nearest unit if there are any delays in the emergency services attending, which is quite often in our rural areas.