Call the doctor straight away (even if it is a weekend or evening) if your patient has:
- chest pain
- temperature of 38ºC or above
- chills, shivers, shakes*
- pain, burning, blood in urine (wee)
- shortness of breath
- diarrhoea that won’t stop
- vomiting that won’t stop
- drowsiness and confusion.
If you are unable to contact a doctor for advice, the patient should go to ‘Emergency’ at their nearest hospital for assessment.
* not corrected by putting on a jumper.