"Needs his friends…not an ambulance…”
For the first time ever, the London Ambulance Service are running an alcohol awareness campaign in August – now the busiest month of the year for alcohol related incidents – to encourage people not to drink so much that they need an ambulance.
The campaign - Not An Ambulance – highlights the fact that a lot of the people ambulance crews respond to on Friday and Saturday nights don’t need an ambulance on blue lights – they just need their friends to get them home safely and help them sober up.
The campaign launches today with a 90 second film: http://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/getting_involved/notanambulance.aspx
Last August, London Ambulance Service responded to over 6,650 alcohol-related incidents, making up seven per cent of all ambulance call outs for the month – more than in December’s party season.
The ambulance service are asking people to drink responsibly, and – if their friends do drink too much and need help – look after them so they don’t end up alone, vulnerable and in need of an ambulance.