POLICE, nurses and paramedics will be running an A&E station in Solihull town centre tonight (Friday).
With Christmas revellers expected to be out in force, the “care point” is designed to treat injuries and offer advice.
It will set up near the John Lewis entrance to Touchwood and will be operating on the busiest nights of the festive period. People who suffered a minor injury or have drunk too much will be able to visit the station and receive treatment.
The idea is part of a general crackdown on binge drinking and violence over the Christmas period.
Charlotte Ford, Solihull Council’s domestic violence co-ordinator, hopes the care point will be a reassuring presence for people celebrating Christmas in the town centre. Information leaflets and advice will also be available from staff.
“We hope that people will find out more about the services on offer,” said Charlotte.
“This year we’re running the station on what we expect to be the four busiest nights, but we will be rolling out the project for longer if it proves a success.”
The care point will be running tonight, tomorrow, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.