Temporary hospital set up to nurse Christmas drinkers

A FIELD hospital dedicated to helping drunken revellers will operate on the busiest nights in the build-up to Christmas.

St John Ambulance London has linked up with the London Ambulance Service for the fifth year to help those who have overdone the booze in the festive season.

Stationed at Liverpool Street, the hospital will contain a mobile treatment centre, first-aid tent and two ambulances. Six volunteers from St John Ambulance will help to man the site along with paramedics.

Duty Station Officer Nick Lesslar, for London Ambulance Service, said: “In the run up to Christmas we see more and more patients who need our help because they’ve had too much to drink.

“People who are heading out to enjoy themselves should eat before drinking, take on plenty of water and make sure they know how they’ll be getting home.”


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The facility opened last night and will operate each Thursday and Friday before Christmas from 4pm to 2am.

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