Festival-goers given ambulance service advice

Date: 17 August 2017

Festival-goers attending one of Essex’s biggest music event of the summer are being given advice by the ambulance service to stay safe.

As thousands of people descend on Hyland’s Park this weekend (18th to 21st August) for V Festival, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will be on site at the event to provide medical assistance.

Ambulance crews treated about 380 people over the course of the event last year, with patients suffering from a variety of ailments including bee stings, excessive alcohol consumption and fractures. Of these, 30 people required hospital treatment.

Jon Moore, Deputy Director for Service Transformation, Specialist Operations and Resilience, said: “Everyone is looking to enjoy the weekend, so it is important people take care of themselves and their friends so they can have a fantastic time.

“Remember to prepare for all types of weather as historically we know that this can vary throughout the weekend, and stay hydrated, especially if you are consuming alcohol. Drink in moderation and be sure to seek medical attention should you become unwell. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, ensure that you have any necessary medications with you.”

You can keep up to date with EEAST’s movements throughout the weekend by following @EastEnglandAmb on Twitter and eastenglandamb on Instagram.

  • Summary:

    Festival-goers attending one of Essex’s biggest music event of the summer are being given advice by the ambulance service to stay safe.