Kidderminster security guard airlifted to hospital

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Thursday 27th February 2014 – 3.00pm – Claire Brown.

A security guard has received emergency treatment by the ambulance service before being airlifted to a major trauma centre following an incident in Kidderminster earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of an unconscious man in a car park near Marks and Spencer at Weavers Wharf Shopping Centre in Kidderminster Town Centre just after 11.00am this morning (Thursday).

An ambulance, a local community first responder, a responder paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, a security guard believed to be in his 50s, was found unconscious, fitting and had sustained an injury to his head.

“Ambulance staff immediately worked to assess and stabilise the man’s condition, administering drugs to help control his recurring fits before being immobilised onto a spinal board. An ambulance quickly transferred the man to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed in a nearby field, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; a major trauma centre.

“The MERIT doctor continued emergency treatment and closely monitored the man en route. Medics at the hospital were pre alerted to the man’s arrival and serious condition.”

 

ENDS

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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