Selection of compliments we have received
Details of what to do if you need to call 999 in an emergency
Details of other options before you call 999
Video about using a public access defibrillator
How we respond to a drug overdose
Welcome to the Scottish Ambulance Service
The Scottish Ambulance Service is on the frontline of the NHS, despatching immediate medical assistance or clinical advice to over 5 million people across Scotland. Our aim is to offer the highest level of care to our patients as we preserve life and promote recovery, with our skilled workforce bringing care and compassion to those who need it most.
We provide ambulance care to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical or clinical needs. We also transfer some of Scotland's most serious patients and support the ongoing response to the COVID 19 pandemic through our Mobile Testing Units.