A&E flooded with T In The Park punters

T in the Park 2013
T in the Park 2013

AN EXCEPTIONAL number of people flooded A&E departments across the Kingdom on Monday, according to NHS Fife.

And, although the cause is not official, the surge of 300 people has been largely attributed to T in the Park.

“I would hardly think it had been the Burntisland Highland Games,” said chairman Dave Stewart in jest to his colleagues.

The operational divisional committee heard yesterday (Wednesday) that just over 70 people requested medical care at Dunfermline’s Queen Margaret Hospital.

Meanwhile , 230 people attended Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

This year’s T in the Park festival, which ended on Sunday night, saw 70,000 campers bask in 26 degree sunshine.

The onsite medical team at Balado dealt with 1,160 visits to the hospital tent mainly for sun-related ailments such as dehydration.

Revellers managed to consume 104,500 ice creams and drink in excess of 700,000 litres of water over the three-day event.

Speaking generally about attendance fluctuations at A&E each year, Andrea Wilson, Director of Clinical Delivery, said injuries were the result of distinctly less glamorous causes.

“May is our month of highest attendance due to the fact that people engage in outdoor activities, such as gardening,” she said.