Do you know what to do if you have a medical problem over a bank holiday?

Date: 16 April 2019

Easter 2019

We’re reminding the public how to prepare for medical issues and emergencies, especially during the busy school holidays and over the Easter bank holiday.

It would be fantastic if families learn what to do in an emergency, and what to do when someone you’re with has a medical concern.

If you’re on social media, you can follow #EEASTER and the NHS #HelpUsHelpYou for more, but the guidance includes:

  • if someone you’re with collapses and stops breathing, call 999 and if you or a bystander can perform CPR please do so
  • always getting emergency help for other medical issues like stroke symptoms, heart attacks, severe injuries, and life-threatening allergic reactions
  • preparing for medical problems like a minor injury, allergic reaction, or minor complications from a long-term condition, to help prevent things worsening
  • calling 111 to get in touch with someone straight away for help if you have a concern; the service then signposts you to the right response
  • attending a minor injury unit, pharmacist, and other facilities for help.

You can also visit www.nhs.uk for advice about lots of conditions, and how you can self-care.

  • Summary:

    We’re reminding the public how to prepare for medical issues and emergencies, especially during the busy school holidays and over the Easter bank holiday.