Mobile health units to treat holidaymakers

EMAS has launched new mobile treatment units.
EMAS has launched new mobile treatment units.
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Mobile health centres will be visiting the coast this summer to treat holidaymakers with minor injuries and hopefully cut down on needless 999 calls.

East Midlands Ambulance Service’s specialist assessment vehicles, which replicate the environment of an A&E ward, will visit three holiday parks each day.

Acting operational support manager Stephen Kennedy said: “In our experience, many holidaymakers aren’t sure what to do if they have a medical problem and the tendency is to ring 999 or make their own may to a hospital. The scheme will allow them to make the most of their holiday by getting treatment close to where they are staying.”

The treatment units will be staffed by highly qualified paramedics who are abe to provide a similar service to most A&E wards.

The initiative is also hoped to reduce the strain on frontline services .

The units visit Chapel St Leonards, outside Palm Spring Resort each day between 11.30 and 1pm and Fantasy Island Market between 2pm and 5.30pm.