Thursday 10th May 2018 – 5.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman has been airlifted and taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres after falling whilst walking on the Malvern Hills this afternoon.
The incident, just after 12.05pm, happened near to Chase End in Bromsberrow, on the edge of the Malvern Hills. One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The patient, a woman in her 60s, had come to rest on a flat area of ground following a fall down a steep embankment, in which it is believed she hit a branch.
“The Air Ambulance was the first resource on scene, followed by the crew and officer, who made their way on foot from the nearest road access, approximately three-quarters of a mile away.
“Transporting the woman back to the land ambulance would have been an almost impossible task due to the distance and the terrain, so the decision was made to carry her back to the top of the hill where the air ambulance had landed.
“Following treatment for abdominal and shoulder injuries, the patient was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and given pain relief.
“Ambulance staff, together with numerous bystanders, then carried the woman to the air ambulance, on which she was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.”