THE NUMBER of revellers requiring medical assistance at this year’s V festival rose 20 per cent on last year.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service told the Newsletter that 1,385 people had been treated by on site staff as of this morning, 227 more than 2012, but added there had been no major incidents this year.
On-site ambulance crews were called out 279 times from the time the gates opened with 30 people taken to hospital.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “With thousands of people all in one place, it’s always expected that some people will fall ill and require medical help.
“At Weston Park, the team of almost 300 staff and volunteers were on hand and have worked extremely hard to ensure every patient is given the very best treatment,” he said. “The staff and volunteers will continue to remain on site all day today, until the last of the campers have left.”
Medical cover for the event is provided staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service, Venture Event Medical Management and St John Ambulance with a medical centre on site along with a command and control centre co-ordinating ambulances and other medical staff stationed within the main arena and campsite area.