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Ambulance Trust is Ready for a Busy Weekend in Leeds

26 September 2015

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is ready for a busy weekend in Leeds with the recent return of university students and two Rugby World Cup matches at Elland Road.

Its Community Medical Unit will be in the city centre to help people with minor illnesses and injuries.  The vehicle provides a static ambulance facility, staffed by an Emergency Care Practitioner and Emergency Care Assistant, which incorporates a clinical assessment/treatment area and waiting area for patients.

It is equipped to the same level as an ambulance and aims to provide on-scene medical treatment for patients with minor ailments to free up ambulances to deal with more seriously ill patients and relieve pressure on busy hospital emergency departments.

With the recent influx of new and returning students celebrating the beginning of term and many people visiting the area to watch the Rugby World Cup games Leeds city centre will be particularly busy. The Community Medical Unit is able to treat people who may have had too much to drink or have sustained minor injuries, without the need for them to go to hospital.

We would like to remind people to drink responsibly, look after themselves and others and think carefully about whether an emergency ambulance is the most appropriate service for their needs before calling 999.

The Community Medical Unit will be in operation on the following dates and locations:
Saturday 26 September 2015 (4.00pm-3.00am) Briggate
Friday 2 October 2015 (6.00pm -3.00am) Briggate
Saturday 3 October 2015 (6.00pm -3.00am) Briggate

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department