Festive revellers in Guildford town centre will be in safe hands this Christmas by having free access to a first aid point located in a prime position in the town centre on key nights during December. The first aid point will provide treatment for non-emergency minor injuries and will be manned by trained health care workers and volunteers from St John Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).
The first aid point will be located on North Street, Guildford, opposite the Friary Centre between 10pm to 4am on the following dates:
- Friday 16 December 2016
- Saturday 17 December 2016
- Friday 23 December 2016
- Saturday 31 December 2016
The festive period can be a busy time of the year for hospitals; it is important that A&E is there for people who really need it. By treating minor injuries at the first aid point attendance rates at A&E can be eased. However, always call 999 in an emergency.
Guildford town centre has Purple Flag status, the accreditation for town & city centres that indicates standards of excellence in managing the evening and night time economy. The town has won the purple flag status for three consecutive years. This initiative illustrates the commitment Guildford has to the Purple Flag scheme, which celebrates it as a safe and secure environment to enjoy a night out.
This joint initiative is being led by NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Guildford Borough Council, St John Ambulance and SECAmb.
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