Ambulance advice for public during the winter months

Public urged to be sensible as temperatures plummet.

Winter is always the busiest time of the year for NEAS, and you can help us keep emergency ambulances available for life-threatening situations by taking a few simple precautions.

If you have mobility problems, try and avoid going outside. Is there a friend, neighbour or relative who could help?

Do you know someone who might be at risk during the cold-snap? If so, pop in and see if they are ok, or give them a telephone call.

If you do have to go outside, make sure you are wearing suitable clothing and footwear.

Keep warm with central heating, blankets and hot drinks

If you do become unwell or suffer a minor injury, contact your GP, pharamcist or walk-in health centre. Or if you live in the Darlington or County Durham area, call 111. This helps keep the 999 service free for genuine life-threatening emergencies. 

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