The Sunderland International Airshow returns to Sunderland from July 27th to the 29th and with it, more warm weather.
Now in its 30th year, the Sunderland International Airshow is an incredible showcase of aerial displays.
With thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Sunderland seafront over the weekend, NHS Sunderland CCG is urging everyone to do their bit to help health services run smoothly during this busy time.
Patients are being encouraged to:
- Speak to NHS 111 if you have an urgent health problem.
- Plan ahead if you need to travel across the city for urgent appointments and find out if road closures will affect you.
- Bring regular medication such as inhalers.
- Apply sunscreen and reapply regularly.
- Stay hydrated; carry a bottle of water with you to sip throughout the day.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
Dr Ian Pattison, Chair of Sunderland CCG, said:
“For 30 years our city has played host one of Europe’s largest airshows. Every year thousands of people come to Sunderland to enjoy the show.
“In stark contrast to last year’s event, this year we’re expecting more hot weather, and with an increased number of people in the city, we are urging everyone to plan ahead when it comes to healthcare.
“If you have an urgent health problem, but are not sure what care you need, speak to the trained advisors at NHS 111, who will direct you to the best care.
“If you’re attending the event, ensure that you are applying sun cream regularly and sticking to shaded areas where possible. Make sure you stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you to sip throughout the day.
“If drinking alcohol, we would advise people to do so in moderation and drink water regularly.
“NHS 111 is available 24/7 as normal for urgent medical advice and we’d ask people to use the NHS wisely and leave urgent and emergency care services for those who need them most.”
For more information and contact numbers for local health services visit www.sunderlandccg.nhs.uk.