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Creamfields 999 at Runcorn's dance festival
OVERDOSES, vomiting blood and drugs hidden inside the body were among 150 emergency calls received by paramedics from Creamfields dance festival in Daresbury.
Spinal and shoulder injuries, along with cocaine and ecstasy overdoses, and a fractured jaw, were also treated.
It is believed a woman suffered a broken collarbone, and a man a broken leg, while climbing in without a ticket.
Some 28 people were taken to hospital over the August bank holiday weekend, North West Ambulance Service has revealed.
One festival goer suspected of taking an overdose was found vomiting blood, while another needed treatment for internal injuries caused by hiding drugs internally.
A NWAS spokesman said: “Our crews work with the other medical providers in responding to patients at the first aid posts or on the perimeter of the arena, returning them to the field hospital and when necessary transporting them to accident and emergency departments.
“NWAS provides resources to work alongside St John Ambulance and private medical contractors in providing medical care for all attendees and staff at the event.”
At Creamfields a dedicated field hospital is set up on site, staffed by first aiders, nurses and doctors.
First aid posts are located in the arena and campsite areas, while medical teams operate within the arena during show times.
At peak times there are three ambulances and crews on stand by, and one urgent care service vehicle and crew.
An advanced paramedic is on duty at the field hospital on Saturday night.
The spokesman added: ““Resources are in place specifically for the event and are in addition to those providing an emergency medical response to the general public.
“All costs in respect of providing NWAS resources at the event are recovered from the event organiser.”
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