999 or A&E | How can they help?

Call 999 or visit A&E as soon as possible if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • signs of a heart attack (chest pain, pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across the chest)
  • signs of a stroke (face dropping on one side, cannot hold both arms up, difficulty speaking)
  • sudden confusion or delirium (unsure of own name or age)
  • suicide attempt (by taking something or self-harming)
  • severe difficulty breathing (not being able to get words out, choking or gasping)
  • a serious accident, or severe injuries burns or scalds
  • heavy bleeding (spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle)
  • severe injuries (after a serious accident or assault)
  • a seizure or fit (shaking, jerking, or unconscious & can’t be woken up)
  • sudden, rapid swelling (of the lips, mouth, throat or tongue)

The Emergency Department (A&E) at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat emergency and life-threatening conditions.