Call 999 in a medical emergency then call Security 01234 750111 or extension number 2222 if you are in Cranfield on-campus accommodation.
This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Medical emergencies can include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state, disorientated
- fits that aren't stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can't be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.
NHS Urgent Mental Health
If someone is threatening to harm themselves or another person, or if you or someone else is feeling mentally unwell, or have suffered some other emotional trauma, call NHS Urgent Mental Health helpline 111, Option 2, available 24hrs for anyone in a mental health crisis.
If it's not a life-threatening emergency and you or the person you're with doesn't need immediate medical attention, please consider other options before dialling 999 including:
- self-care at home
- calling NHS. All calls are free NHS 111
- Online advice and health information is also available at NHS Choices.
- talking to a pharmacist
- visiting or calling your GP
- going to your local NHS walk-in centre
- going to your local urgent care centre or your local minor injuries unit
- making your own way to your local A&E department (arriving in an ambulance doesn't mean you'll be seen any quicker) - local A&E's to Cranfield are Milton Keynes and Bedford hospitals. If you are located on the Shrivenham site, the closest A&E department is at The Great Western Hospital, Swindon.