When patient should seek out to A&E?
- New stroke symptoms
- Severe chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Major injuries and broken bones
- Bruises and/or open wounds
- Heavy bleeding (e.g. bloody vomit or nose bleed)
- Sudden severe or growing abdominal pain
- Deteriorating consciousness level, sudden confusion
- Sudden severe headache
- High temperature of more than 38 °C in children under the age of three months
- Sudden allergic reaction
- Overdose or other toxic shock
- Eye injury
If the patient’s condition is not life-threatening but requires urgent examination and treatment, call the A&E telephone helpline on +358 116 117.
Less serious and non-urgent cases
- Patients who require treatment within two or three days are treated at local health centres or at the hospital’s out-of-hours health centre.
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