CALLOUT 82 – Call to assist a stranded ambulanceNovember 28, 2021
CALLOUT 84 – Call to assist lost couple on BoulsworthDecember 15, 2021
Whilst a team member was at the garage with one of our response vehicles (ongoing electrical issues as well as needing a quote for a “boo-boo” caused to the bumper during the callout yesterday) another request came through (11:30 29/11/21) from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) to assist a crew due to the bad weather on side roads in Colne.
Fortunately, the response vehicle was literally just finished being code read so was able to respond, along with other team members making their way to the location too.
The initial issue of an ambulance being stuck on the ice was resolved by the time we arrived on the scene, however getting the patient from the property was still an issue with access one way being a long route with awkward and slippery icy steps, and the other entrance to their house having an excavation dugout due to some building works. The crew were considering options and it was decided to use the teams’ mountain rescue bell stretcher – and this was put together and used as a bridge over the gap so the ambulance personnel could safely extract the patient to the ambulance in the safest way possible.