Sunday 17th August 2014 – 8am — Steve Parry
West Midlands Ambulance Service continues to provide medical cover at this year’s V Festival at Weston Park in partnership with Venture Event Medical Management and St. John Ambulance.
The organisations are operating a medical centre and stage side first aid posts, which since the gates of Weston Park opened, has treated 483 patients. A total of 10 people have been taken to hospital. They include people who have suffered minor injuries and also several with pre-existing medical conditions. One man in his sixties was treated for chest pain and was airlifted to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, managers, first aiders, control room staff and logistics staff are on hand to make sure that if you are unfortunate enough to fall ill, help won’t be far away. In most cases, a visit to hospital isn’t required and after treatment revellers are able to continue enjoying the event. So far, the majority of the patients have been treated for minor medical issues, many already had pre-existing medical conditions.
“With nearly 300 staff and volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes throughout the weekend, the team is providing a first-class medical service ensuring festival goers can enjoy themselves safely.”