Junior Life Saver award

Every year, we get more and more children calling 999 for medical assistance, generally when a member of their family is suddenly taken ill.  In the past we have had children as young as four years old handling an emergency situation and carrying out instructions from our Emergency Operations Centre until help arrives.

We like to reward these child callers with a bravery certificate and where possible present this at their school, which gives us an opportunity to give a short talk to all pupils about the importance of staying calm when faced with a medical emergency. 

If you are aware of a child who has dialled 999 for an ambulance and is a genuine 'life saver', please email press.office@nwas.nhs.uk with the details, including your name and contact number.