The build up to Christmas tends to be a busy
time, with more people than usual out celebrating with friends and
As well as running the ‘booze bus’, we
also operate an alcohol treatment center in Soho
for patients who've had too much to drink.
Soho alcohol recovery centre
Soho alcohol recovery centre is an alternative to busy
A&E departments for people who’ve overdone it in London’s party
Open to patients who have been picked up by
our crews, the centre provides a safe and warm place for
people to sober up. They get appropriate, first-class medical care
from our staff and do not have to go to A&E departments.
Facts and figures
- The centre was open 10 nights (15-31 December)
- We treated 180 patients
- The centre was open 18 nights (19 November - 31 December)
- We treated 286 patients
- Only ten needed further treatment at hospital
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is traditionally the busiest
evening of the year for us, with many of the calls in the early
hours of the new year being alcohol-related.
During this period, we are supported by
members of St John Ambulance and the British Red Cross, who set up
treatment centres in the central London area.