You & your child » Illness
If your child is sick please call Plunketline, 0800 933 922, our 24-hour telephone health advice service. All calls are answered by registered nurses.
In an emergency phone 111.
If you are unsure about whether your child is sick or not, it's better to be safe and take them to your doctor or hospital.
If you need help urgently, dial 111 for an ambulance.
It can be hard to decide if your baby is unwell and whether you need to go to the doctor. You know better than anyone what is unusual for your child. If you are worried, it is best to see the doctor.
Get help from a doctor quickly if your baby or young child shows any of the following signs: