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Tour de France Grand Départ 2014

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is delighted to be working with TDFHub2014 Ltd and its wide range of healthcare partners and other emergency services to support the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 following a successful bid by Welcome to Yorkshire – the destination management organisation that champions tourism in Yorkshire.

The Trust has been working in partnership with organisations across the county to prepare for ‘the greatest cycling event in the world’ for the last 18 months. YAS is responsible for covering Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Tour before handing over the baton to East of England Ambulance Service as the race moves to Stage 3 – Cambridge to London.

The team has been busy preparing for the event and has put the following additional measures in place:

  • Increased number of staff and vehicles on the road
  • Increased number of staff on motorbikes
  • Increased number of staff on Life Cycles
  • Increased number of staff on the NHS 111 service
  • An additional air ambulance staffed with a YAS doctor and clinical team, as part of the Trust’s on-going partnership with medical charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance
  • Additional support being provided by neighbouring ambulance services (North East Ambulance Service, North West Ambulance Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service)
  • Community Medical Units deployed in key locations
  • Medical staff available at all spectator hubs and critical locations along the route and over 100 first aid trained volunteer Community First Responders
  • Fully operational non-emergency Patient Transport Service

YAS has also launched its #Staysafe Checklist – offering advice on getting the most out of the event for both spectators and residents alike.

Find out more about the Trust’s plans here.

Find out more about our #Tourmakers here (link to Tourmakers page).