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Emergency and future planning What counts as an emergency?

What counts as an emergency?

What counts as an emergency?

An emergency can be defined as an illness, accident, personal crisis or event which unexpectedly results in the carer being separated from the cared-for person. This might be on a short- or long-term basis or because the cared-for personal needs have changed.

It might include:

  • a family funeral
  • a transport delay
  • a family illness
  • a planned or unplanned admission to a hospital
  • a last-minute medical or dental appointment
  • a personal accident affecting the carer

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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