Standardise The ‘Crash Call’ Telephone Number

In 2004 the NHS U.K. sent out this safety alert.

By 2006 the ‘Crash Call’ telephone number had been standardised.

For more information on how the NHS achieved this please click on this link (see here).

The whole of Europe is now trying to standardise to 2222 (see here). A recent survey in Europe has shown that 76% of European hospitals use a telephone to call the resuscitation team but at least 105 different numbers are used, ranging from 19 to 25445. The most common number reported to be used is 2222.

So far in Australia we’ve identified the following numbers. Please let us know if you’re aware of any others. Should we also standardise to 2222?

Australian numbers identified so far:
222
2222
300
33
33#
333
3333
5555
55555
666
6666
77
777
7700
9222
99
9999

 

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