Motorcyclist and passenger thrown 25m over car

Friday 18th September 2015 – 11.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A motorcyclist and his passenger landed 25-metres away from their bike after being thrown up and over a car tonight.

The rider, a man in his 20s, was found to be in an extremely serious condition and was anaesthetised on scene as a result of suffering multiple injuries.

The incident took place near to Arden Hill Farm on Birmingham Road in Pathlow, Stratford, at 8.25pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was treated for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen, pelvis and neck. The doctor took the decision to anaesthetise him in attempt to stabilise his condition.

“He was then transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire but unfortunately his injuries are thought to be extremely serious.

“His passenger, a woman in her 20s, was fully conscious when crews arrived, undoubtedly helped by the fact she was wearing a helmet. It appears the helmet had taken a huge impact in the crash as it had a very large crack, saving her from a serious head injury.

“She was treated for injuries to her right arm and right shoulder, immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to the same hospital.

“From the the car, which had sufferd damage to its side, the driver – a woman in her 20s, was treated for minor bruising and the effects of shock before being discharged on scene.”

Attending the scene were two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor.

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Teenager swaps his bicycle for an air ambulance

Friday 18th September 2015 – 10.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A teenage cyclist stopped quicker than expected when travelling downhill this afternoon when coming into collision with a car.

The 15-year-old male was airlifted to Hereford County Hospital as a result of the incident which took place on the junction of Sidney Road and Housman Close in Ludlow just after 5.20pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The collision left the car with front end damage and happened on a downhill stretch of road.

“The cyclist suffered a suspected right leg fracture and also minor injuries to his face. Whilst being treated by ambulance crews he suffered a sudden drop in his blood pressure, which medics acted quickly upon.

“He was given fluids and immobilised before being airlifted to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment.”

As well as the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, an ambulance and a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.

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Six injured following collision between car and bus

Friday 18th September 2015 – 6.45pm – Steve Parry.

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Six patients have been treated by ambulance staff and taken to hospital following a road traffic collision between a car and bus this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A528 near to the Bridgewater Arms between Harmer Hill and Preston Gubbals in Shropshire, just before 3.25pm.

Five ambulances together with a paramedic support officer, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a BASICS doctor attended the scene. The Welsh Air Ambulance was also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and bus that had collided on the A528. There were five patients from the car and two from the bus.

“The most seriously injured patient was a female in her 30s who was treated for a reduced level of consciousness, a cut to her head and a pelvic injury. She was immobilised with the use of a pelvic binder and airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Additionally, a 19-year-old man had to be cut free from the car with ambulance staff working alongside the fire service to free him through the roof. He was treated for neck and leg injuries and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“Also from the car, a woman in her 20s was treated for a fractured arm and injuries to her face. She was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“Two further patients from the front of the car were both men in their 20s. Ambulance staff treated one for rib and abdominal pain before taking him to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital whilst the other went to Princess Royal Hospital with a knee injury.

“From the bus, a woman in her 80s suffered injuries to her face and a leg injury. Following treatment from ambulance staff she was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“Finally, the bus driver, a man in his 30s, was assessed and discharged on scene.”

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A trip to the police station might just save a life

Friday 18th September 2015 – 8.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A trip to the police station might not be everyone’s idea of time well spent, but it could now be a life-saver thanks to the installation of a defibrillator.

Based at Cheslyn Hay Police Post on Station Street, the defibrillator is available to use 24/7 and West Midlands Ambulance Service will be hosting three free training sessions in the village to help residents feel comfortable should they ever need to use it.

Community First Responder and Public Governor for West Midlands Ambulance Service Paul Dadge visited Cheslyn Hay Parish Council to encourage them to apply to the British Heart Foundation for funding and they were successful in being awarded a £400 grant.

The Parish Council provided the remainder of the funds before agreeing with Staffordshire Police that it could be located at the Police Post, in the centre of the village.

Councillor Steve Hollis, Chairman of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council said: “We are delighted to have been able to provide the local community with a defibrillator that can be used at any time of the day or night.

“Whilst we hope it never needs to be used, it could prove essential in saving a life as those vital minutes and seconds during a cardiac arrest can make all the difference.”

Mr Dadge added: “I’m sure everyone has seen stories where the use of a defibrillator has helped save a life.

“For every minute that someone is in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival reduces by ten per cent.

“I hope plenty of people will attend the training sessions and feel ready and confident to use the defibrillator in the event of a medical emergency.”

The two-hour training sessions are free to attend and will take place at Cheslyn Hay Parish Council Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, on Thursday, 1st October, Thursday, 22nd October and Saturday, 14th November. All sessions start at 1.30pm and places can be booked by calling 01922 410483.

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Picture caption – Pictured (l-r) PCSO Gareth Lloyd, Sgt Carolyn Higgins, WMAS Public Governor – Paul Dadge, Councillor Steve Hollis and WMAS Community Defibrillation Facilitator – Keith Dawson. Please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Motorcyclist and pillion thrown five metres off bike

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Friday 18th September 2015 – 7.15am – Claire Brown.

Two men have been left with serious injuries after they were thrown five metres off their motorcycle following a collision with a car last night in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Radnor Road in Handsworth at 8.15pm last night (Thursday) to reports of a collision between a car and a motorcycle. Two ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic (CCP) were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the motorcyclist and pillion on the floor with serious injuries after reportedly being throw five metres off their motorbike in the collision.

“One man, believed to be in his 20s, sustained multiple fractures to his lower limbs. He received advanced pain relief and other drug interventions to help stabilise his condition before he was carefully immobilised.

“The second man, in his 30s, was assessed and found to have a suspected head injury and a suspected pelvic fracture in addition to a fractured leg and swollen abdomen. The ambulance crews, doctor and CCP worked to administer trauma care to the man which included pain relief and a drug to treat bleeding problems. Once in a more stable condition, the team immobilised the man with a pelvic binder and scoop stretcher.

“Both patients were alerted into Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist trauma centre, for further emergency care. The doctor and CCP travelled in the ambulances to hospital.”

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Unconscious man rescued from house fire

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Thursday 17th September 2015 – 9.30pm – Claire Brown.

After being rescued from a serious house fire in Stoke-on-Trent, an unconscious man was given oxygen therapy by ambulance staff before being taken to A&E in a much better condition.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Anson Road in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, shortly after 5.30pm this evening (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a responder paramedic attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 20s, was located in the house that was well alight by fire fighters and was carried out of the house through a window and into the back garden where ambulance staff were ready to provide treatment.

“The man was unconscious and was suffering from severe smoke inhalation. Ambulance staff administered oxygen therapy to help restore normal oxygen levels in his blood. Thanks to team work between the two emergency services, he made an excellent recovery on scene and was fully conscious and alert by the time ambulance staff were heading to Royal Stoke University Hospital where he received further assessment and treatment.

“A next door neighbour, a woman, was also assessed on scene due to the severity of the smoke but did not require hospital treatment.”

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Five cars, two collisions, two patients and one engine in the footwell

Wednesday 16th September 2015 – 9.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A car ended up with its engine in the footwell whilst another came to rest on its side following two separate collisions on the same piece of road this afternoon.

The same car was involved in two separate collisions within the space of 150-yards on the A38 in Droitwich in an incident that involved five cars in total.

Two people, one of whom is believed to have temporarily been knocked out, required treatment at scene before being transferred to hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Spokesman said: “The two separate collisions happened within seconds of each other just after 5pm and left three of the vehicles with massive amounts of damage.

“Crews were told that one of the cars completely rolled over during the first crash before coming to rest on its side. The driver, a man in his 20s, was trapped as a result.

“Ambulance staff worked alongside the fire service to cut him free, ensuring he did not move during the process, essential given the nature of his injuries.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and treated for injuries to his wrist, leg and back before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

“The same car that had been involved in the first collision was then involved in a second serious crash which occurred on the wrong side of the carriageway.

“On this occasion, both cars suffered major damage with the engine of the other vehicle being forced into the footwell.

“The driver of that car, a man thought to be in his 30s, was treated for a reduced level of consciousness, a head injury and a suspected dislocated ankle.

“Following further assessment from a doctor at the scene, he was then transported to Worcester Royal by land ambulance.

“The driver of the car involved in both collisions, a man, was assessed and discharged on scene.

“In both crashes a a third car suffered minor damage but neither driver required attention from ambulance staff.”

Two ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

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Rider suffers fractured ankle after coming off bike and ending up in a bush

Wednesday 16th September 2015 – 8.40am – Murray MacGregor.

A mountain bike rider has been rescued from undergrowth in a park after crashing while riding on a narrow trail.

The 49-year old was riding through New Hall Park in Sutton Coldfield at around 7.30pm last night when he came off his bike and ended up in a bush.

Unfortunately, the crash led to him suffering a suspected broken left ankle.

A community first responder was first on scene before being backed up by an ambulance. However, due to the location of the incident and the fading light, the Hazardous Area Response Team was also sent to provide additional support.

As well as setting up scene lighting, they provided advance pain relief so that the man could have his leg splinted and then carry him back through the trees to a stretcher and on to the ambulance.

After being rescued, the man was taken to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
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Middle aged woman being given a ‘backie’ on a bike, falls flat on her back and ends up with a fracture

Wednesday 16th September 2015 – 6.30am – Murray MacGregor.

A middle aged woman, who probably ought to have known better, has suffered a suspected fracture dislocation of her left shoulder after falling flat on her back after coming off a bike while being given a ‘backie’

The woman was on the seat of the bicycle while a man was riding the bike, perched on the peddles.

The pair were also carrying about five bags with them when they lost control whilst peddling on a cycle path beside Pitch Croft Race Course in Worcester at just after 6.30pm on Tuesday evening. Both came off the bike

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The ambulance crew and paramedic on a rapid response vehicle, who were sent to the scene, worked together to immobilise the woman, who was about 40, using a neck collar and spinal board as they couldn’t rule out neck or back pain due to her being slightly disorientated.

“The woman was given pain relief before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
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Stuck in miles of tailbacks; make sure you don’t make it worse

Tuesday 15th September 2015 – 6.55pm – Murray MacGregor.

Literally thousands of motorists have faced a delayed journey after a crash involving a lorry and three cars on a Midland motorway.

The collision on the northbound M6 between Stafford North (junction 14) and Stoke (junction 15) happened at just after 4.10pm on Tuesday afternoon left all four vehicles badly damaged.

The staff from an ambulance and a paramedic officer assessed a total of six people at the scene. Two women and three men from the cars and the man driving the lorry were all checked over but didn’t require any further treatment and were discharged.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Thankfully no-one was badly hurt in the crash, but it will be a difficult drive home for many motorists. Our crews reported miles of tale backs on both the north and southbound carriageways.

“Whilst this will clearly be incredibly frustrating, we would ask all drivers to keep their concentration as the last thing we want is a further accident from lack of attention or rubbernecking.”

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A van driver has died despite the efforts of ambulance staff and firefighters

Tuesday 15th September 2015 – 6.40am – Murray MacGregor.

A van driver has died after a crash that saw him ejected from the vehicle.

When emergency crews arrived at Wiltshire Way in West Bromwich, he was trapped under the long wheel base panel van.

Firefighters worked with ambulance staff to free the man which allowed ambulance staff to start resuscitation.

The man received advanced life support at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He had suffered multiple injuries.

Sadly, his condition was very serious and he died overnight.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, the MERIT trauma doctor and a paramedic from the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene after a number of 999 calls at 10.50pm on Monday evening.

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A woman’s been airlifted after a two car crash left her trapped for over an hour

Monday 14th September 2015 – 7.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two people have been injured after an RTC that saw both cars roll over and leave a woman trapped for over an hour.

A rapid response vehicle was at the scene of the crash within 6 minutes of the 999 call. It was backed up by two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.

On arrival, crews found two cars that had been badly damaged. The drivers were both still in their vehicles.

“Due to the nature of the injuries, ambulance staff worked with firefighters to very gently free the woman in the Peugeot after the roof had been taken off the car.

“She was treated for chest injuries, a suspected fractured pelvis, and a fracture dislocation to the ankle. The woman, who was in her 30s, was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to a major trauma centre in Bristol due to poor weather in Birmingham.

“The driver of the Vauxhall, a man in his 30s, was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by land ambulance with chest and shoulder injuries after firefighters removed the door of his car to allow ambulance staff access.

“The crash near the Wellington Inn at Chances Pitch, Colwall near Malvern happened at about 4.15pm on Monday afternoon and closed the road for a period while emergency services worked at the scene.”
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Teen cyclist anaesthetised en route to A&E by medic

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Monday 14th September 2015 – 5.00pm – Claire Brown.

A teenager who came off his bicycle had to be anaesthetised by ambulance staff whilst en route to A&E this afternoon following an incident in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call from a doctors’ surgery in Station Road, Newport after a teenage boy had been bought into the surgery with a head injury following an earlier fall from his bicycle. Due to the teenagers’ condition, the doctor called 999 immediately.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they started to administer treatment to the boy who had sustained an isolated head injury.

The crew were concerned about the teens’ condition as he was presenting with a reduced level of consciousness so requested a doctor on an air ambulance.  The aircrew from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, made up of a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic, were sent to the scene in a response car due to poor weather preventing the helicopter from flying.

“The teenage boy was given a partial sedative on scene by the trauma doctor to help reduce his agitation caused by his head injury before he was transferred to the ambulance outside. The team of ambulance staff began the journey on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a specialist trauma centre, so that the boy could receive further emergency care.

“Whilst en route to A&E, the teenagers’ condition deteriorated. The ambulance pulled over to enable the doctor on board to administer a full anaesthetic to stabilise his condition and put him to sleep. The ambulance continued to A&E where medics were pre-alerted to his arrival and serious condition.”

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Car and motorbike in serious collision

Monday 14th September 2015 – 7.30am – John Hawker.

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A car and a motorbike were in a serious collision early yesterday evening with the biker suffering multiple injuries.

The crash occurred at the junction of Broadstone Road and Sheldon Heath Road, Yardley at around 6.05pm. A rapid response paramedic, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the biker had suffered serious head, leg, wrist and suspected pelvic injuries.

“The man, believed to be in his late teens, was treated at the scene by medics and his condition was stabilised.

“He was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital major trauma unit for further emergency treatment.

“A woman that was travelling in the car was also treated at the scene for the effects of shock. She did not require hospital treatment.”

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We have no further details on this incident.

Pedestrian receives trauma care at scene

Sunday 13th September 2015 – 10.15pm – John Hawker.

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A pedestrian has received trauma care at the scene of an RTC this afternoon.

The incident occurred at the junction of West Bromwich Road and the Broadway, Palfrey, Walsall at around 4.40pm. An ambulance and the Midlands Air ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a female pedestrian that had suffered multiple serious injuries after being struck by a car.

“The woman, believed to be around 20 years old, received trauma care at the scene by medics for serious pelvis, leg, and abdominal injuries. It is also believed the woman had a period of unconsciousness.

“Treatment continued as the womans condition was stabilised and she was transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.

“Unfortunately the woman injuries were described as very serious.”

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Biker thrown 20 meters into hedge after crash

Sunday 13th September 2015 – 7.00pm – John Hawker.

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 A biker was thrown around 20 meters into a hedge after a crash in Warwickshire this lunchtime.

The crash occurred on the Southam Road, Napton, Southam, near the Napton Bridge Inn, at around 12.25pm. A rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the biker that had been thrown into a hedge after leaving the road and coming off his bike.

“The man, believed to be in his early 50’s, had suffered arm, chest and suspected pelvic injuries.

“The man received emergency treatment at the scene by medics, including pain relief and being immobilised.

“Following treatment the man was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“Thankfully the man was wearing fully armoured safety clothing which medics said helped to minimise the injuries he suffered.”

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Child injured in Telford house fire

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Sunday 13th September 2015 – 6.30pm – John Hawker.

A child has been injured in a fire at a house in Telford this morning.

Ambulance crews were called to Green Moors, Lightmoor Village, at around 11.05am. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a girl who was out of the house that had suffered serious injuries. It is believe the fire happened in a bedroom.

The girl, believed to be 9 years old, had suffered serious burns to her face, arms, hands and legs.

“She immediately received emergency treatment by medics at the scene and her condition was stabilised.

“Following treatment, the girl was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted to the girl’s arrival and her serious injuries.

“No one else was injured in the fire.

“The young girls mum travelled with her in the Air Ambulance to hospital.”

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Man trapped in car on M6 Toll

Sunday 13th September 2015 – 10.50am – John Hawker.

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Two people have been injured following a serious RTC on the M6 Toll road last night.

The crash occurred on the M6 Toll, Northbound between T6 and T7 at around 7.35pm. Two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, a Paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars with substantial damage.

“The man driving one car had miraculously only suffered minor injuries and after being checked over by medics was discharged.

“A man and a woman travelling in the second car had both suffered injuries. The man had suffered a short loss of consciousness and was disorientated after the crash. The woman had suffered a fractured nose and cuts and bruises to her face. Following treatment the man was cut from the vehicle by the fire service, the woman had managed to self-extricate from the wreckage.

“Both received emergency treatment at the scene from medics, and both were transferred by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital for further treatment. Both patients were believed to be in their early 20’s.

“Considering the damage to the vehicles, all three were fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”

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Man injured in major fire in Wolverhampton

Saturday 12th September 2015 – 8.45pm – John Hawker.

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A man has been injured following a major fire at industrial premises in Wolverhampton this afternoon.

The fire was reported at premises in Hickman Avenue, Eastfield at around 2.50pm. A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Trusts HART team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were called to the fire and found a patient that had suffered an ankle injury and also smoke inhalation.

“The man, believed to be in his 30’s, received treatment from medics at the scene before being transferred by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital.

“Four other people had suffered minor smoke inhalation but declined treatment from ambulance staff.

“All the adjacent buildings were evacuated including a local social club.”

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Off road cyclist rescued from Cannock Chase

Saturday 12th September 2015 – 8.30pm – John Hawker.

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A cyclist that was enjoying some off-roading this afternoon was rescued by ambulance crews after falling off and suffering serious injuries.

Ambulance crews were called to the Cannock Chase Bike Trail M8, The Monkey Trail, Cannock at around 1.15pm. An ambulance, a community first responder, a paramedic officer and the Trusts HART team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived and walked to the man who had suffered injuries after falling from his bike.

“The man, believed to be around 50 years old, had suffered a brief loss of consciousness and also a dislocated shoulder.

“He received treatment at the scene by ambulance crews and his condition was stabilised. The man was then taken to a 4×4 ambulance vehicle, which in turn took the patient up to the awaiting ambulance. The ambulance could not access where the patient was on the chase.

“The man was then transferred by ambulance to Stafford Hospital for further treatment.

“The man was out enjoying a ride with his son when the unfortunate incident occurred.”

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Man dies in early morning RTC

Saturday 12th September 2015 – 10.35am – John Hawker.

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A man has died following an RTC in Wolverhampton in the early hours of this morning.

The crash occurred on the A449, Coven, near junction 2 of the M54 at around 4.40am. A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to a car that had been in a serious collision with a HGV that was parked in a layby.

“The man driving the car had suffered multiple serious injuries, and sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“No other person was injured in the crash.”

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Fatal fire

Saturday 12th September 2015 – 10.30am – John Hawker.

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The occupant of a residential property in Birmingham has died following a fire in the early hours of this morning.

Ambulance crews responded to reports of a serious fire in Anderton Road, Sparkbrook, at around 3.55am. An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find fire crews tackling a serious fire at the property.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the occupant of the property, believed to be a man, and sadly they were confirmed dead at the scene.

“No other person was injured in the fire.”

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Man trapped in car after crash

Saturday 12th September 2015 – 8.25am – John Hawker.

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A man was trapped in the car he was travelling in following a crash in Stoke on Trent last night.

Ambulance crews responded to reports of a serious RTC in Well Street, Biddulph at around 10.45pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and two BASICS Doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man trapped in a car that had been involved in a serious RTC.

“The man received treatment by medics whilst still trapped in the car. He had suffered a head injury and also multiple minor injuries. Treatment continued whilst the man was cut from the vehicle by the fire service.

“The man in his 50’s received further treatment at the scene once he had been removed from the car and his condition was stabilised. He was then transferred by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.

“No other person was found at the scene of the crash.”

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Cyclist suffers head injury after incident

Saturday 12th September 2015 – 7.55am – John Hawker.

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A cyclist has suffered a head injury after an incident late last night in the Black Country.

Ambulance crews were called to the Black Country New Road at the junction with Power Way, where the cyclist was injured.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called by our Police colleagues who had come across the incident.

“The man who was riding a bicycle had been involved in an RTC and suffered a head injury. He was also very disorientated.

“The 28 year old was treated by medics for his head injury and his condition was stabilised. Following treatment the man was transferred by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“The full circumstances of the RTC are not known.”

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Teens Visit Erdington Hub for 999 Insight

Teens Visit Erdington Hub for 999 Insight

Friday 11th September 2015 – 8.45am – Claire Brown.

A group of teenagers visited one of our ambulance hubs last month as part of an initiative to teach them skills not taught in a classroom.

National Citizen Service (NCS) aims to create young positive citizens aged 16-17 by developing their skills and giving them opportunities to work with different organisations in a three week summer programme. The programme is delivered locally by The Challenge, one of the largest providers of NCS, whose aim is to help build a more connected society by ensuring different groups and individuals mix at a young age.

The group of 12 teenagers met with Birmingham North Area Manager Dean Jenkins for a tour of Erdington Hub on Wednesday 26th August before learning about the ambulance service and the challenges it faces. Dean said: “It was a pleasure to support NCS with their programme. The youngsters had a real passion to excel themselves, expand their knowledge and were genuinely interested to learn more about the ambulance service and the NHS as a whole.”

Rosa Amato, Programmes Associate for The Challenge, said: “The team had really great feedback on the visit. Dean and his manager helped them to perfect a ‘Dragons Den’ type pitch the group had to perform the following day to secure funding for a campaign idea they were working on to help improve an elderly care home. The visit was really inspiring for the youngsters and they now understand the unbelievably hard task the ambulance service have to undertake. As an added bonus, the campaign pitch they practiced during the visit landed the teens the funding needed to carry out their work at the care home which they’re due to complete later this month. Thank you to West Midlands Ambulance Service for their hospitality.”

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Notes to Editor: Photography courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Sadly biker couldn’t be saved by medics

Friday 11th September 2015 – 7.30am – John Hawker.

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Sadly despite the best efforts of medics at the scene, nothing could be done to save the life of a biker at an RTC in Shropshire last night.

The crash occurred at the junction of the A41 and the B5065, Sandford, Whitchurch at around 7.10pm. A community first responder, an ambulance, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An off duty Community First Responder came across a crash between a car and a motorbike and called 999 as well as starting to carry out CPR on the patient.

“The man riding the motorcycle had suffered multiple serious injuries and was in traumatic cardiac arrest.

“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone present, nothing could be done to save the man and sadly, he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“No one else was injured in the crash.”

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Boy suffers serious facial injuries

Thursday 10th September 2015 – 7.30pm – John Hawker.

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A boy has suffered serious facial injuries after being struck by a vehicle wing mirror in Birmingham this afternoon.

The incident occurred on Olton Boulevard East, Acocks Green at around 4pm. An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a with serious facial injuries including a suspected fractured Jaw. It is believed the boy was struck by a vehicle wing mirror whilst crossing the road.

“The twelve year old received emergency treatment at the scene by medics, including pain relief. Once the boys condition was stabilised he was transferred by land ambulance to Birmingham Childrens Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“The air ambulance medics travelled with the patient continuing treatment on route.

“The hospital had been pre alerted to the boys arrival and serious injuries.”

The air ambulance landed in a field behind a nearby leisure centre.

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Councillor tours Warwick Ambulance Hub

Thursday 10th September 2015 – 10.40am – John Hawker.

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Councillor for Warwick West, John Holland enjoyed a guided tour of Warwick Ambulance Hub last week, after helping to solve an access issue on site.

Councillor Holland has been extremely supportive in getting box junction markings installed outside the Hub and visited to inspect the markings, meet staff and see how a modern ambulance service works.

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Parking from local businesses in the roads around the hub has caused problems for staff and local residents since the hub was built, with particular access and egress issues.  WMAS Area Support Officer Richard Dodd, who showed Councillor Holland around the hub, said: “Councillor Holland was extremely interested in the set-up and work of the hub and staff.  He was also happy to see that the box junction is making a real difference to staff as they go about their duties.”

Councillor Holland said: “I was very impressed with the ambulance Hub, its high levels of equipment and technology.  The staff are very committed to their work and their vehicles are well equipped for the task.  The Trusts approach is to try and resolve the patient’s problem as early as possible, thus avoiding the need for hospital treatment if this can be achieved.  Paramedics are now able to resolve 34% of calls completely without the need for further treatment.

“As the local County Councillor I am very proud that this service is being provided from Warwick.”

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Councillor Holland is pictured with ASO Richard Dodd after being showed around the Hub.

Teenager amongst three taken to hospital following RTC

Wednesday 9th September 2015 – 11.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A teenager was amongst three people who received treatment from the ambulance service following a two car collision in Birmingham this afternoon which generated seven 999 emergency calls.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Portland Road, Edgbaston, shortly before 5.55pm and sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene crews discovered two cars that had suffered significant damage and three patients, all of whom were conscious throughout.

“From the first car there was a man in his 20s and a teenage boy who required assistance.

“The man was treated for a leg injury and transported to City Hospital, Birmingham.

“The teenager was assessed and thankfully appeared to have escaped serious injury but was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

“The second car had suffered a large amount of damage to the side of the vehicle.

“There was a single occupant in the car, a woman in her 60s, who was treated for chest pain. She was then taken to City Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment.”

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A motorcyclist has been treated for a number of injuries and airlifted to hospital following a collision with a car

Wednesday 9th September 2015 – 5.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A motorcyclist and his pillion passenger have both been treated for numerous injuries and taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a road traffic collision in Coventry this afternoon.

Crews were told that neither of the men were wearing helmets at the time of the collision with a car and it is believed they both temporarily lost consciousness for a period of time.

Ambulance staff found both men lying in the road when they arrived at the scene of the crash in Ridgley Road, Tile Hill, having received a call to attend the incident just before 2.40pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man riding the motorbike, who is believed to be in his 20s, was treated by ambulance staff for a serious leg injury, a hand injury and a suspected pelvic injury.

“He was given pain relief and airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“His passenger, a man thought to be in his 50s, was treated for a leg injury, immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board, given pain relief and taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.

“The car had suffered significant rear end damage and contained two patients, a woman and a young baby.

“They were both assessed but thankfully did not require any further treatment and were discharged on scene.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service urges all motorcyclists to ensure they wear the correct protective equipment whenever going out on their bikes, including boots, leathers, armour, gloves and a crash helmet.”

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle attended the scene.

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Despite our best efforts he couldn’t be saved

Tuesday 8th September 2015 – 7.30pm – Claire Brown.

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A man whose heart stopped beating at the scene of a road traffic collision in Walsall couldn’t be saved despite the best efforts of a team of six ambulance staff.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 4.00pm reporting a collision involving a car and a fence in Willenhall Lane, Bloxwich, Walsall (Tuesday). As well as an ambulance, an ambulance crew and a senior paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they discovered the driver of the car, a man, was in cardiac arrest.

“Working as a team ambulance staff and the medic commenced advanced life support in an attempt to save the man.

“Sadly, after around 30 minutes of intense resuscitation efforts, the team couldn’t restart his heart and the man was confirmed dead on scene.”

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Lorry drivers injured in lichfield

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Tuesday 8th September 2015 – 9.00am – John Hawker.

The drivers of two HGV’s have been injured after a crash overnight in Lichfield.

The crash occurred on the A38 Northbound, Weeford at around 3.20am.  An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Trusts Merit team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two HGV’s that had been in a serious collision.

“The driver of one vehicle, a man believed to be in his 60’s, suffered serious arm and abdominal injuries.

“The man was treated at the scene by ambulance medics and his condition was stabilised.  Following treatment the man was transferred to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment.

“The man driving the second lorry suffered a minor head injury and received treatment at the scene by medics.  He did not require further treatment and was discharged.”

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Man treated at scene of fire

Tuesday 8th September 2015 – 8.30am – John Hawker.

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A man has been treated at the scene of a fire by medics overnight in Worcestershire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Burford Road, Bengeworth, Evesham at around 2.50am.  A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a residential property that was on fire.

“A man who was in the property when the fire started was treated by ambulance medics for the effects of smoke inhalation.

“Following treatment the man was transferred by ambulance to The Alexandra Hospital for further treatment.

“No other person was injured in the incident.”

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Luckily three men walked away without serious injury from this collision between a car and a van

Monday 7th September 2015 – 3.50pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Three patients have been extremely fortunate to walk away without serious injuries following a collision between a car and a van in Warwickshire this morning.

The car suffered significant front end damage in the incident which happened on the A3400 Liveridge Hill in Beaudesert at 11.30am. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find three patients out of their vehicles following a collision between a car and a van.

“The car had suffered considerable front end damage in the crash but luckily the driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, only suffered minor injuries and after being assessed by ambulance staff was discharged on scene.

“The two men who were travelling in the van, who are also thought to be in their 20s, were uninjured and also discharged on scene.

“The damage to the front of the car demonstrates the serious nature of the collision, therefore it is extremely lucky that all three patients have walked away without serious injury.”

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Two in one day – another ambulance vandalised in Warwickshire

Monday 7th September 2015 – 1.45pm – Claire Brown.

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Whilst the Trust is reeling from an attack on an ambulance in Shrewsbury from the weekend, another ambulance in Warwickshire was also vandalised yesterday.

The ambulance was parked up outside a property in Ten Acres in Alcester yesterday afternoon at around 4.45pm when the attack happened. When the ambulance crew returned to the vehicle after treating a patient inside a property, they noticed the bumper of the vehicle had been prised off on one side.

Thankfully, the ambulance crew did not need to take their patient to hospital so they returned to the ambulance hub where the vehicle had to be taken off the road for the remainder of the day until it could be fixed.

Martyn Scott, Area Manager for Warwickshire, said: “It beggar’s belief why someone would do this to an ambulance, a vehicle designed to help save lives.

“The ambulance crew noticed the damage immediately after returning to their vehicle and were very disappointed and upset by the incident.

“Once again, just like the incident we saw in Shrewsbury yesterday, this ambulance had to be taken off the road and as a result was unable to respond to 999 calls.

“Warwickshire Police have been notified and we’re working with them to support their investigation.”

Steve Elliker, Head of Security, said: “Why individuals want to vandalise and damage an emergency ambulance which has the primary function of assisting people at their most vulnerable is beyond belief.

“Clearly the Trust will do everything it can to identify and prosecute the small number of individuals who believe it is acceptable to cause criminal damage and I would urge anyone who can assist the police with their investigations to contact them as soon as possible.

“Members of the public should remember that this vehicle, that had to be repaired and was therefore unavailable to respond to emergency calls, could be the one that responds to you or your family one day.”

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Motorcyclist airlifted from M54 RTC

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Sunday 6th September 2015 – 7.15pm – Claire Brown.

A motorcyclist received advanced trauma care at the roadside before being airlifted to hospital following a serious road traffic collision in Telford this afternoon.

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M54 near to junction 7, Cluddley, Telford at around 5.20pm (Sunday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the emergency services arrived they found a motorcyclist, a man, who had been knocked off his bike following a collision with a car. Ambulance staff already on scene were quickly joined by the trauma doctor and critical care paramedic from the helicopter. The aircraft briefly landed just off the motorway to drop off the crew before relocating to nearby Princess Royal Hospital.

“The man was unconscious and had sustained multiple injuries including a head injury. The team of medics worked together to provide trauma care to the man on the M54. Due to his critical condition, the doctor sedated the motorcyclist to help manage his airway. The man was fully immobilised before being transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to Princess Royal Hospital to meet up with the helicopter.

“The air crew, who had travelled in the land ambulance to continue treatment, transferred the man to the aircraft before he was flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a major trauma centre, for further emergency care.

“The motorway remains closed between junctions 7 and 6 eastbound.”

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Ambulance window smashed in Shrewsbury during 999 call

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Sunday 6th September – 11.00am– Claire Brown.

Paramedics on a 999 call had the side window of their ambulance ‘punched in’ as they pulled up to treat a patient in Shrewsbury in the early hours.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service crew pulled up in Castle Gates, Shrewsbury at 3.30am to treat a patient who had been assaulted. Before the crew had even got out of the vehicle, two people approached the ambulance and one punched the rear side window so hard that it smashed. The ambulance crew, who were thankfully unhurt, quickly left the scene and police were called.

Adrian Ball, Area Manager, said: “This is an incredibly disappointing case which means we have an ambulance off the road and unable to respond to 999 calls whilst it’s being repaired.

“Thankfully my staff weren’t hurt but they were understandably upset by the incident. The case was immediately reported to West Mercia Police who are now commencing an investigation.

“Ambulance staff are here to help people in an emergency. Attacking our staff and vehicles is an abhorrent crime which we take an incredibly dim view of.”

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Fatal RTC in Stoke-on-Trent

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Sunday 6th September 2015 – 10.45am – Claire Brown.

A man has died in a single vehicle road traffic collision in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Mow Cop Road in Mow Cop just before 5.00am (Sunday) to reports of a car that had overturned. A senior paramedic officer, an ambulance, a community paramedic and a BASICS doctor attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene. There were no other occupants in the car.”

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Cyclist dies in Handsworth, Birmingham

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Sunday 6th September 2015 – 10.20am – Claire Brown.

A cyclist has died after being found at the side of a road in Birmingham last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called by West Midlands Police after the man was found on his bicycle at the side of the road in bushes near Handsworth Cemetery in Camp Lane, Birmingham at around 9.30pm yesterday (Saturday).

Two ambulances and a senior paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

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Tractor RTC in Worcestershire

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Saturday 5th September 2015 – 6.45pm – Claire Brown.

An elderly man received vital trauma care from the ambulance service after a tractor RTC in Worcestershire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man who had been in collision with a tractor at a property off the A44 in Whitbourne, heading towards Bringsty at 12.20pm this afternoon (Saturday).

A local community first responder was sent to the scene along with two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 70s, had sustained serious pelvic and abdominal injuries after the wheels of the tractor had driven over his torso.

“Crews and the medic worked as a team to carry out a full assessment on the man and suspected he had a fractured pelvis and other internal injuries. They administered pain relief, fluids and other drugs before he was fully immobilised which included the use of a pelvic splint to help support his injuries.

“The man, who was in a serious condition, was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist trauma centre, for further emergency care.”

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Child airlifted from Pershore RTC

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Friday 4th September 2015 – 8.20pm – Claire Brown.

A young boy has received trauma care by the ambulance service after a collision with a car left him with serious injuries in Worcestershire this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Queen Elizabeth Drive in Pershore at around 5.15pm (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The boy, believed to be 10-years-old, had reportedly been in collision with a car. When ambulance staff arrived he was being given first aid on scene. Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had sustained a fractured leg and a suspected head injury. He was given pain relief to help stabilise his condition before he was carefully immobilised with a neck collar and scoop stretcher.

“The boy was then taken by helicopter to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further care.”

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WMAS AGM and Members’ Meeting 2015

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Friday 4th September 2015  –  2.30pm – Steve Parry

West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive Anthony Marsh will take the opportunity to praise his staff and volunteers for their ‘outstanding’ professionalism and dedication to serving the people of the West Midlands when he gives his address to the Trust’s Annual Meeting of Membership.

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) will be holding the AGM and Annual Members’ meeting from 6.30pm on Wednesday 16th September 2015, in the Conference Room, West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham B7 4HW.

 Dr. Marsh said: “As we take this opportunity to look back at our performance during 2014-15, there is a great deal to be proud of, even though it has been an extremely challenging year:

  • We attend more critical patients (Red 1) within eight minutes
  • The number of patients who we were able resuscitate increased markedly which led to more lives being saved
  • The number of complaints we received was down sharply while the number of compliments increased
  • We continued to have one of the newest fleets of ambulances in the country with no vehicle over 5 years old
  • WMAS continues to invest in the future with the number of new staff increasing with our plans to reach a 70% paramedic skill mix very much on target

“The year was undoubtedly a stern test for all concerned.  We saw fluctuations in demand which meant we experienced some record breaking days for 999 calls.  Unfortunately, we narrowly missed our Red 2 performance target and this was particularly disappointing given how hard our staff worked throughout the year. No ambulance Trust achieved this target last year.

“Despite the pressures our staff now work under it is to their immense credit that they continue to operate to the highest standards and give everything in order to improve the quality of care for patients.  I would therefore like to take this opportunity to record my gratitude to them all as well as the hundreds of volunteers who help us every single day of the year.

“The Trust remains one of the top performing NHS organisations in the country. We are also seeing the benefits of our very successful recruitment campaigns to further increase our frontline paramedic numbers to maintain the current high standards of clinical care that benefit patients across the region.”

WMAS Chairman, Sir Graham Meldrum, added: “The high quality clinical care that is given to our patients on a daily basis remains exceptional and I wish to thank all of our staff and volunteers for their dedication and hard work.
“I would also pay tribute to the role that our Council of Governors has played as we take forward our innovative programme of developing the Trust and capturing feedback from patients about their experiences of using our services.  This information is used to inform our planning priorities for the coming year.”

All members of the Trust are welcome to attend the Members’ meeting, as well as stakeholders and any interested members of the public.  The meeting will include a presentation of the Trust’s activities over the past year and present the Trust’s Annual Report 2014-15, including Quality Accounts and financial statements which will be available on the Trust’s website following the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend should email: kay.cullen@wmas.nhs.uk to reserve a seat as space at the venue is limited.

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  • For details of the Annual Members’ Meeting:

http://www.wmas.nhs.uk/Pages/Council-of-Governors-Meeting-Dates.aspx.

 

 

Three Injured in Kinlet Crash

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Friday 4th September 2015 – 10am – Steve Parry.

Three people have been treated by ambulance crews and taken to hospital following a road traffic collision near Kinlet earlier this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4363 at just before 7.15am.

Three ambulances, an ambulance support officer in a rapid response car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “WMAS was called to a three vehicle collision involving three patients near Kinlet Bank this morning.

“A male driver in his thirties was trapped in his vehicle for over forty minutes. He was released by firefighters and treated for a leg injury by ambulance crews. The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and given pain relief before he was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.

“The driver of the second car involved, a woman believed to be in her sixties, was treated for back and neck injuries. Her car was found in a nearby field following the collision. She was also immobilised before being conveyed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“A man in his twenties travelling in a light van was also treated for a leg injury. The patient was immobilised and given pain relief before being conveyed by land ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

 
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Teenage pedestrian seriously injured in collision with car in Birmingham

Friday 4th September 2015 – 7.40am – Chris Kowalik.

 

A 14 year old boy has been taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital after he collided with a car in the city.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Golden Hillock Road shortly after 9.05pm on Thursday 3rd September.

An ambulance crew, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The boy who was initially unconscious, had head and facial injuries and a suspected pelvic injury.

“His injuries were treated at the scene and when the trauma team arrived, he was anaesthetised and his airway maintained.

“He was taken to the city’s Children’s Hospital.”

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Motorcyclist injured in Tanworth-In-Arden

Thursday 3rd September 2015 – 9.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

 

A motorcyclist has been flown to a major trauma centre after coming off his bike and skidding along a road in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Broad Lane, Tanworth-In-Arden at 6.45pm today.

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man who is in his fifties, had a head injury and chest injury. He was sedated at the scene, his condition was stabilised, he was given pain relief and an anti-haemorrhage drug. He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and headblocks and was flown to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

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Five people injured as car hits tree in Clent

Thursday 3rd September 2015 – 9.10am – Chris Kowalik.

Five people have been taken to hospitals after the car they were in hit a tree.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hagley Wood Lane at 11.15pm last night.
Five ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver, a man in his late teens, had been trapped for more than an hour and was freed from the car. He had a fractured and dislocated hip and a knee wound. He was given pain relief and his injuries were treated at the scene before he was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“His front-seat passenger, a man in his twenties, managed to get himself out of the car. He had a suspected fracture dislocation of his right hip. He was immobilised on a scoop stretcher and was given pain relief before also being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“There were three rear-seat passengers. A woman in her late teens had grazes and bruises, on scene treatments for which were refused by her, but she was taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

“Another woman in her late teens who had no obvious injuries, but had some hip pain was also taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

“And a man who had a suspected spinal injury and a cut to his head was also conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital after receiving treatment from ambulance crews at the scene.”

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Pedestrian injured in collision with car in Birmingham

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 – 9.30pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been taken to a major trauma centre following a collision with a car in Quinton.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Simmons Drive at 7.20pm today.

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the MERIT trauma team of a trauma doctor and a critical care practitioner attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man who is in his twenties had a head injury, gravel rash from head to foot, and a fractured and dislocated ankle. He was immobilised on a scoop stretcher and sedated before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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Woman dies and man is flown to hospital after RTC near The Belfry

 

 

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 – 8.25pm – Chris Kowalik.

A woman has died after the car she was driving collided with a lorry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A446 near The Belfry shortly before 4.25pm today.

A paramedic area support officer, two ambulance crews and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire attended. There were three passers-by all withmedical backgrounds who stopped to help.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman was removed from the damaged car but despite the efforts of all those involved, she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man in his eighties who was a front seat passenger in the car had a chest injury, suspected fractured ribs and sternum and back pain. He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher, headblocks and straps and was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs before being flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

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