Grand National first aid support
More than 200 St John volunteers were on hand recently at the
worlds biggest and most watched horse racing event, the Grand
National, at Aintree.
Watched by approximately 600 million people
worldwide, volunteers were on duty throughout the
full three-day event, providing cover to the 150,000 or
Supported by the British Red Cross first aiders treated over 200
injuries ranging from headaches and blisters to more serious heart
conditions and asthma attacks. The team on Grand National day
consisted of 150 first aid trained personnel, five doctors,
four paramedics, eitht nurses, five ambulances and three
first aid posts.
'Our volunteers have all done a great job to keep the members of the public safe and well.
St John Ambulance Merseyside Duty Commander and Commissioner Operations
Simon Galley, Duty Commander and Commissioner Operations for St
John Ambulance Merseyside commented: 'Our volunteers have all done
a great job to keep the members of the public safe and well. This
is a great event to be involved in and one we have supported for
many years now.
All of our members here, from doctors to first aid staff should
be very proud of their hard work.'