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What to do in an emergency

The first thing to remember is DON’T PANIC! Try to stay calm and think carefully about whether the best course of action is to treat the injury yourself, contact your doctor or, if you believe the injury is serious enough, take your child to the nearest hospital with an Accident & Emergency department or dial 999 for an ambulance.

Emergency Phone

You should ALWAYS take your child quickly to hospital or call an ambulance if:

  • your child has a head injury
  • you see bleeding from an ear
  • your child has difficulty breathing
  • your child is, or has been, unconscious
  • your child is being violently sick and feels sleepy
  • your child has serious burns
  • you suspect poisoning
  • you cannot stop bleeding from a cut
  • you think your child may have broken bones
  • your child appears to be in severe pain
  • your child has been stung on the tongue, mouth, throat or near their eyes

Look through the Good Egg In-Home Child Safety guide for further advice on emergency situations.