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Calling for an ambulance

Calling an ambulance on campus


Yorkshire Ambulance Service have recommended that the University changes the way we call for an ambulance in an emergency on campus. This is to help them give the casualty the best possible care, from the earliest moment.  

So from now on, if someone needs first aid on campus, please:

  • Call for a First Aider. Each school/ service has its own way of calling first aiders - look out for information and posters on how to do this in your area. If in doubt, shout for one! 

  • If an ambulance is needed, call 999* first so they can help you and the casualty immediately. (*Dial 9 for an outside line first if you’re calling from an internal University landline.)

  • Then tell Security you’ve called for an ambulance by calling 0113 34 32222* (x32222) so they can assist and direct the ambulance to you through our complex campus.

For more information speak to your Health and Safety Manager or email

If you need a defibrillator

The University has a network of defibrillators across campus – see the defibrillator map. Anyone can use a defibrillator, as the machine itself gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use it. This useful video by St John Ambulance gives you more details.


A PDF of the poster is attached at the bottom of the page – feel free to print this out and display it. If you would like hard copies of the poster please contact

Local information

It will take a while to update all University information (e.g. induction checklists/ safety briefings/ local manuals etc) about this new process. If you still see the old process (i.e. asking Security to call an ambulance for you) included anywhere, please let the document/ webpage owner know so that it can be changed. 

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