Wilting at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and Hyde Park
Last weekend saw the hot weather continue at some of the summers
biggest outdoor events, including the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
and Hyde Park concerts. St John Ambulance
volunteers were on hand at these events to provide
essential first aid to those who needed it.
At the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, a team of 35 first aiders,
nurses and doctors were ready to be the difference
for any of the crowd of 20,000 people that
attended each day. In total, first aiders treated over 550 people
of which eight were taken to hospital, for a variety of injuries
and illnesses, including sunburn, heat exhaustion and
St John Ambulance volunteers help at London outdoor events
This year, the Hyde Park concerts hosted some of the biggest
names in music and also included a programme of free activities
such as dance workshops, magicians and fairground rides. Throughout
the week, volunteers provided first aid to over 1,100 people.
With the hot weather set to continue, don't forget to take a few
simple steps to stay safe in the heat this summer:
Protect yourself from the sun - it's easy to
get caught up in the excitement of the event and neglect the risk
from sunburn and sunstroke. Cover yourself up and use a good
Stay hydrated - if the weather is hot, ensure
you have water with you at all times and remember that queues for
parking or site entry may be long at peak times.
Wear a hat - this will provide extra protection
against the sun.