St John Ambulance have issued recommendation for these planning to hitch queues in London to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Ambulance groups handled nearly 300 members of the general public alongside the route of the queue to see the Queen mendacity in state and surrounding areas, on the day the road formally opened.
Some 291 individuals alongside the route of the queue and close by in London got medical help on Wednesday, with 17 needing hospital therapy, London Ambulance Service (LAS) mentioned.
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Wednesday noticed members of the general public line the streets to see the Queen’s coffin go away Buckingham Palace for Westminster Corridor, whereas 1000’s started the lengthy means of queuing to see the Queen mendacity in state.
St John Ambulance have 30 therapy centres in London – together with alongside the path to the mendacity in state at Westminster Corridor – with extremely educated volunteers and healthcare professionals readily available to assist individuals’s medical wants.
And St John Ambulance’s key recommendation for members of the general public heading to the capital is:
- Put on snug footwear and clothes
- Keep hydrated and produce snacks
- Be ready for all climate situations – the forecast is for heat days and far cooler nights with temperatures dipping into single figures
- So search medical assist from St John volunteers in case you are injured or really feel unwell.
The charity’s groups have cared for greater than 400 individuals since they began offering 24/7 medical assist on Friday, with greater than half that quantity handled yesterday (Wednesday 14 September).
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Whereas a small variety of sufferers have introduced with severe situations, the most typical complaints embody blisters, dehydration and feeling faint.
Dr Lynn Thomas, St John Ambulance’s Medical Director, says: “We’re proud and privileged to be offering first support cowl in the course of the interval of nationwide mourning, and happy to be readily available if individuals want our care, however there are easy methods you’ll be able to plan forward and be sure to’re ready to take care of your self and others.
“Packing further garments – particularly socks – and bringing waterproofs, and an umbrella for rain which can be used to assist shade from the solar. Attempt to hold your ft dry as this may assist keep your core temperature.
“For these ready in a single day, it’s beginning to get chilly, so wrap up heat. Take into account bringing a number of skinny and thermal layers relatively than heavy, cumbersome jumpers as these can draw warmth away out of your physique.
“In addition to sporting cozy footwear, packing blister plasters can be one thing I’d suggest strongly.
“Be sure to deliver loads of meals and water to maintain your self hydrated. We’re seeing cases of individuals fainting, however you’ll be able to scale back your danger by ensuring you’re consuming and ingesting commonly to assist regulate blood sugars.
“In case you have a situation which is medicated, please make sure you deliver sufficient of your important treatment – for instance be sure to have your epi-pen, or medical gear with you too.
“It is a tough time for a lot of, and the information can have an effect on individuals in numerous methods. So, look out for each other, and should you’re upset and struggling emotionally, please do attain out for assist and discuss to somebody.
“Lastly, however most significantly, please head for a St John Ambulance therapy centre or first support level, or look out for one in every of our volunteers, should you or somebody you’re with is injured or feeling unwell.”
Because the nation marks the lack of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, round 2,000 St John Ambulance volunteers have supplied their assist with the mendacity in state and funeral.