Havering Council and Romford BID have teamed-up to run a street triage team in Romford on Friday and Saturday nights.
The team, consisting of two medics and a security guard, offers support to injured or unwell people on nights out in the town centre.
They act as a first response for police, pub staff, restaurant staff and street pastors who work to keep the town centre safe on weekends.
As the roadmap out of lockdown continues, the team will play a key role in keeping people safe on nights out, and reduce the amount of unnecessary ambulance trips, freeing up important NHS resources.
The street triage team not only play a crucial role in helping people, but they also help ensure police officers’ time is freed up to focus on tackling crime and that ambulances are not unnecessarily called to the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights.
It’s a great example of partnership working between Romford BID and Havering Council.