Joint project to support city revellers extended

A joint scheme between council, health and police teams in Plymouth to offer medical support for the city’s late-night revellers has been extended for a further year.

The service will continue to be based outside the Theatre Royal but will now be available every Saturday night between 10pm and 4am, as well as selected other dates.

The bus is staffed by trained paramedics, support staff as well as security staff, provided by Bristol Ambulance Emergency Medical Service. Its aim is to reduce the number of people who need to call 999 or attend the Emergency Department at Derriford Hospital. It has no impact on ambulance service and hospital staffing.

The bus is a safe place which anyone can attend if they have injured themselves, are feeling unwell or are intoxicated.

The bus is the result of partnership working between NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police. It is linked to ‘Safer Plymouth’ and key partners in the night time economy, including Pubwatch, Best Bar None, Street Pastors, pubs and clubs.

Other dates the bus will be outside the Theatre Royal are:

  • 1 May (Bank Holiday Sunday)
  • 29 May (Bank Holiday Sunday)
  • 2, 3 June (One Big Summer Festival)
  • 28 August (Summer BH Sunday)
  • 19 – 23rd September (Fresher’s week)
  • 31 October (Hallowe’en)
  • Fridays before Christmas: 2, 9, 16 and 23 December

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