What is an emergency? & What should I do?
Call an ambulance for the following:
- Chest Pain that could be of cardiac origin
- Anaphylaxis (having administered the Epipen first)
- Potential of stroke, (facial droop, limb weakness, difficulty communicating)
- Head injury resulting in vomiting, drowsiness, changed behaviour
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Unconscious patient
- Severe shortness of breath
Go directly to Hospital for the following:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe Headache
- Uncontrolled vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
While this clinic will always do it’s best to treat urgent cases, we are not set up or equipped to manage significant emergencies. A hospital emergency department is staffed by expert emergency doctors and nurses who are trained to respond using equipment designed for the purpose. A hospital also has other facilities/specialists to refer to on-site.