Woman seriously injured in Stourbridge fire

Thursday 18th April 2013 – 9.00am – Claire Brown.

A woman has been seriously injured in a flat fire in Stourbridge.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Rutland Place in Wollaston, Stourbridge shortly after 9.15pm yesterday evening (Wednesday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found a woman who had suffered approximately 80% burns to her body in the fire.

“Crews administered pain relief and began applying cooling burns dressings to her extensive wounds. Given the serious nature of the woman’s injuries, the doctor quickly took the decision to anaesthetise her at the scene to stabilise her condition.

“The woman was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the region’s specialist burns unit, for further emergency treatment. The doctor travelled in the ambulance to hospital to continue vital pre hospital care en route. Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the woman who, at the time of transfer, was said to be in a critical condition.”

Ends

Notes to Editor: I have no more details regarding the incident or the age of the patient. I am unable to provide a condition check. Please contact West Midlands Fire Service with further enquiries relating to this case.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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