Jubilee first aid

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ST John Ambulance is appealing to people organising Diamond Jubilee celebrations to put knowledge of first aid on their to-do list.

Revellers across the North East will be joining in gatherings such as street parties or family barbecues around the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tomorrow, thanks to an extra day’s bank holiday.

The charity has first aid advice on its website – at www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice.aspx – to help people deal with a range of common first aid scenarios.

St John Ambulance also has a free iPhone app to download, which can provide invaluable assistance on the move.

Jay Allen, Delivery Liaison Co-ordinator for St John Ambulance North East, said: ‘Whenever people get together in groups, there is the potential for someone to need first aid, whether it’s a street party for 100 or a family gathering.

‘If you don’t know first aid, just take a few minutes to brief yourself on what basic steps you need to do. Nearly two out of three people wouldn’t know what to do* and you never know when you may need to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.’