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We get called out to a lot of incidents involving young people. Some of these are just unfortunate accidents, but many can be avoided. So we decided to list all the common reasons why a young person could find themselves in the back of an ambulance.

We also wanted to give you some really good advice on the correct use of 999 and 111, together with lots of information and guidance about the main issues which teenagers face nowadays. Be Smart Be Safe

The content on these pages comes from various sources and is intended to be helpful to the general public. We recommend that you see your local healthcare professional if you have any concerns over your personal health or wellbeing. We can’t accept any medical responsibility for the information displayed.


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Asthma attacks

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Bites and stings

Insect bites and stings usually only cause minor irritation but some can be painful and trigger a serious allergic reaction. Know what to do in any situation.