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
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.