A JOINT effort between St John Ambulance volunteers and Ambulance Service of NSW (ASNSW) paramedics will ensure race fans have access to the best medical treatment at Mount Panorama this weekend.
Around 80 healthcare professionals and volunteers, including qualified paramedics, nurses and doctors, will provide first aid and health services at the Bathurst 1000.
They will operate out of three first-aid posts at the bottom of the track, and a 24-hour advanced clinical management centre at the top.
The first-aid posts are located near the main entry gate at Harris Park, near Rydges Mount Panorama on Conrod Straight, and inside the circuit behind the pits.
With warm weather expected over the weekend, St John Ambulance Western Region Superintendent Joshua Clark urged racegoers to take simple precautions to avoid dehydration and illness.
“We are urging everyone coming to Bathurst for the race to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, wearing a hat and sunscreen and taking time to rest in the shade,” Superintendent Clark said.
“We work in conjunction with the Ambulance Service of NSW and local authorities to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.”
The medical centre opened on Thursday and, within hours, one patient was transported to Bathurst hospital after having a seizure, and another was treated for chest pain.