Helimed 06, the Midlands Air Ambulance based at Strensham Services

Man airlifted from RTC in Hereford

Monday 4th December 2017 – 12.15pm – Claire Brown.

A man needed advanced pre-hospital care at the roadside before being airlifted to a major trauma centre following a collision in Hereford yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had collided with a tree on a stretch of road between Bringsty and Stanford Bishop, Hereford shortly after 1.15pm on Sunday. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with two paramedics on board and a BASICS doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the driver of the car, a man, in a critical condition following the collision. The team of ambulance staff and doctor worked quickly to administer immediate advanced trauma care to help stabilise his deteriorating condition.

“Once the man had been stabilised, the team transferred him to the awaiting air ambulance before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The doctor travelled in the helicopter to continue treatment en route.”

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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