UKESS Provide Medical Cover to Corby Transport Gala 2019

UK Emergency Support Services (UKESS) were proud to support the Northamptonshire Preservation Society’s annual Transport Gala in on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019.

With an estimated 1500 attendees plus over one hundred exhibitors and staff each day expected to be at the event, UKESS provided professional event first aid services to look after everyone.  With a Medical Team made up of two Event First Aiders, two Advanced First Responders and an Event First Aid Trainee (Newly Qualified), we provided foot and vehicle patrols of the event held at East Carlton Country Park in Corby, Northants. 

Working with the event management and safety teams both in the run up to and during the event, we ensured that we planned the right amount of cover as well as planned for any unforeseen incidents, such as site evacuation.

In addition to our patrols, we provided a 3m by 6m first aid facility consisting of 2 beds in privacy bays, a minor treatment area and a welfare gazebo.  This provision enabled us to care for patients in a private and dignified manner, offering the best possible on-site care for minor injuries and for the monitoring and treatment of any potential seriously ill or injured patients whilst waiting for the Local Ambulance Trust to attend for the provision of specialist care or conveyance to hospital should it have been needed.  We are happy to say that the event was a success and we were fortunately required to deal with only minor injuries.

It was great to hear from members of the public in attendance that our foot and vehicle patrols were well received and that it made them feel better having us there.  We were also complimented on our professional turnout, image, conduct and for the facilities that we provided.

We are looking forward to working to keep more people safe at many events in the coming months.  If you have an event that needs first aid cover, contact us via our website contact page to discuss your requirements.

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