Help your local ambulance service to help those who really need our help
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) strives to provide the best care for patients.
We are continuing to experience increased levels of demand on our services and urge the public not to call us unless they are in a life threatening situation.
Our staff remain extremely busy and are working hard to get to our most life threatening patients as a priority. However, there could be delays in responding to patients who are not suffering from life threatening symptoms.
We are urging the public to use our services appropriately and only call 999 if absolutely essential. If you are suffering an injury or illness which is non-life threatening then please use the most appropriate service available to you.
Always try to pick the right place at the right time on life-threatening injury or illness can be treated by accessing the appropriate NHS service. If you are not suffering from a life-threatening emergency but require medical advice or treatment there are several different options available to you.
- Consult your local Pharmacist
- Call NHS 111
- Go to your local Walk-in-Centre or your Minor Injuries Unit
- Go to the Emergency Department (ED) at your local hospital
- Use the online NHS symptom checker