YOUR SAY: Club staff '˜ignoring' woman who fell ill with seizure
Staff at a Preston bar have been criticised after being accused of ignoring a young woman who collapsed with a seizure on the dance floor.
They say disco lights carried on flashing, a smoke machine continued pumping out fumes and drinkers callously stepped over her to request songs.
Popworld, in Church Street, issued a statement through their parent company Stonegate Pubs saying: “Whilst assistance was given by various team members, we always welcome feedback to see if there is anything more that could have been done.”
We asked people what they thought.
It was awful. This girl was very, very poorly and we thought she might not make it
Epilepsy seizures can be triggered by many things. People with epilepsy are entitled to go out and dance and party like everyone else I hope lady recovers well. It is shameful what happened.
Seems like they’re more bothered about money than people’s health or security. A girl needed help and she didn’t get it. What has happened to people’s safety? Disgusting.
Sounds a lot like the management team was more interested in keeping the paying punters in, the DJ should be ashamed of his/her actions.
I was there that night and was shocked by what happened, to be honest.
A pathetic response deserving nothing but utter contempt. Anyone going there after this should reflect on their values.
You welcome feedback? I think whoever issued this statement should be sacked and the council should consider if these premises are fit to hold a licence.
Sounds like a lovely establishment to frequent! Shame on them. Hopefully the girl makes a full recovery.
The DJ wouldn’t be able to hear you speak properly.
That’s disgusting and a poor response from the nightclub’s management.
This happened to my friend whilst we were in Popworld a couple years ago too. Someone put something in her drink (was our first drink of the night) and she collapsed in the smoking shelter. I was screaming at the bouncers to help me and ring an ambulance and they point blank refused, saying she was just drunk.People were stepping over her and the bouncers just stood at the other side of the door and ignored her. Lucky the bouncers next door at Tellers was there and were straight jumping over the barrier to help me! I complained to the management the next day and nothing was ever done.