WHO TO ASK FOR HELP?

FESTIVAL MEDICAL SERVICES

In an emergency: Alert a steward or a security person who will know the way to the nearest medical facility and will be able to contact Medical by radio. Depending on the problem, you may be advised to go to a medical point, or a medical response may be sent to you. This could be an ambulance, paramedic or first responder.

MEDICAL FACILITIES ON SITE

Main Medical Centre (24 hours)

Located to the right of the main stage.
Staff at the medical centre are fully qualified professionals who are experienced in working at festivals. The centre is equipped to deal with everything from cuts and bruises to major trauma and cardiac arrest. Whenever it can be done safely, people are treated on site and very few have to be sent to hospital.

PROBLEMS WITH DRUGS

Use of drugs can cause some very serious problems, unusually associated with high strength and purity. The effects of these, particularly when mixed with alcohol and other substances, are unpredictable and can result in sudden, life-threatening reactions.

If someone you are with seems to be having a bad reaction, GET HELP QUICKLY. They may need immediate treatment and a brief delay can cost a life.

The team at the main medical centre is experienced in dealing with the effects of drugs and alcohol and works closely with the welfare service next door. All help is provided in a confidential and non-judgemental way, so don’t worry about coming.

SEXUAL HEALTH

If you are worried about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, the medical centre team can give you help and advice and emergency contraception if needed.

If you think you may have been the victim of sexual assault, come and see us, even if you don’t want to report it. You will be treated sensitively and given all the help and advice you need.