Jamie Arrowsmith – Monday 31st October 2022 – 8.30am.
Five patients required hospital treatment after receiving treatment from ambulance staff at the scene of a two-car RTC last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on Birmingham New Road in Coseley at 7.09pm and sent three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered two cars that had been in collision with a total of seven occupants.
“One of the patients was trapped in their car and had to be cut free with assistance from the fire service.
“In total, ambulance staff assessed and treated five patients, all of whom were treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to New Cross Hospital.
“The remaining two occupants of the cars, did not wish to be assessed.”
Jamie Arrowsmith – Monday 31st October 2022 – 8.00am.
A total of 15 patients were treated at the scene and taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle RTC on the M42 yesterday afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 11 and 10, at 5.27pm and sent multiple resources to the scene, including four ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) also sent resources to the scene, including three ambulances.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered multiple vehicles that had been in collision, with a large number of patients. The incident caused the motorway to be closed on both sides of the carriageway.
“In total, 15 patients were assessed and taken to hospital between WMAS and EMAS resources. Thankfully, it is not thought that any serious injuries were suffered.
“Three patients were transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, six to George Elliot Hospital, three to Nottingham University Hospital and three to Burton Queens Hospital.”
Shaunna Farley – Monday 24th October 2022 – 08.50am.
A man has serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident involving a car that had collided with a tree on Alcester Road South in Billesley at 10.25pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews discovered the driver of the car who was extricated from the vehicle by the fire service.
“Once extricated, he was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained life threatening injuries.
“Crews administered advanced trauma care at the scene before conveying him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.”
Claire Brown – Wednesday 19th October 2022 – 1.00pm.
“No-one can be under any illusion about the scale of the challenge the NHS and our ambulance service staff, and volunteers have faced over the last two and half years, as we fought the appalling impact of COVID-19. Never before have we faced such danger in carrying out our duty to serve and protect the people of the West Midlands.” – Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Marsh.
People across the region are coming together today to honour those who serve in the NHS and emergency services.
Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, usually takes place annually on the 9th September but was postponed as a mark of respect following the sad passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Today’s rearranged Emergency Services Day is a Royal and Government backed national day and an opportunity for the country to pay tribute to the almost two million people who work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services.
The event formally begins with 999 Day flags being raised across the UK at 9am to mark the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month, followed by two minutes’ silence to remember the more than 7,500 members of the emergency services killed in the line of duty and the many more killed as a result of their service.
Lichfield Operations Manager, Mark Hayes, attended Staffordshire Police HQ earlier this morning to observe the flag raising on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service. He said: “While we are fortunate that we are the only ambulance service not to have lost staff to this cruel virus, many of my colleagues have suffered personal loss through the death of a loved one, making their journey to work, that little bit harder.
“There can be no doubt about the dedication of the staff of all three of our blue light services who day in day out, go about their jobs, often in very difficult circumstances; dedicating their professional lives to helping others – there can be no higher calling.”
Anthony Marsh Chief Executive Officer, continued: “Like my colleagues in Police and Fire Services, I want to thank each and every one of my staff and volunteers, no matter where you work, what role you play, for doing so much to help your colleagues, your patients and our community every single day.”
Tom Scholes-Fogg, Founder and Chief Executive of the 999 Day, said: “We all take the NHS and emergency services for granted. We know that when we really need help, it is there. Emergency Services Day is an opportunity for the country to say a huge heartfelt thank you to the 2 million people who put others before themselves. I encourage everybody to support our emergency services personnel all year round, not just on 999 Day.”
Notes to Editor: Featured picture WMAS with West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service colleagues in Birmingham.
Claire Brown – Wednesday 19th October 2022 – 10.25am.
A teenager has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Stourbridge last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Dudley Road, Lye shortly before 8.00pm (Tuesday) following reports of a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist. An ambulance, paramedic officer, a MERIT doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a motorcyclist, a teenage boy, in a serious condition. The team worked together to administer trauma care to the teenager to stabilise his serious injuries before he was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.”
Shaunna Farley – Tuesday 18th October 2022 – 09.15am.
A motorcyclist has serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident involving a car and a motorbike on Yardley Wood Road in Moseley at 8.31pm and sent one ambulance, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and two critical care paramedics to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews discovered the motorcyclist. He was assessed and had sustained serious injuries.
“Crews administered advanced trauma care at the scene before conveying him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.”
“One occupant of the car was found at an address near to the scene and was treated for serious injuries before being conveyed to hospital”
Claire Brown – Thursday 13th October 2022 – 10.00am.
A woman received advanced trauma care by ambulance staff after sustaining serious injuries in a road traffic collision in Herefordshire last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls at around 6.20pm (Wednesday) reporting a collision involving a cyclist and a vehicle on Bath Street, Hereford. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car with a doctor and paramedic on board and two Mercia Accident Rescue Service BASICS doctors responded to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a cyclist, a woman, in a serious condition after a vehicle reportedly collided with her.
“The team of ambulance staff worked together to administer advanced trauma care on scene before the patient was conveyed to nearby Hereford County Hospital to stabilise her condition. Following which, the woman was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further specialist trauma care.”
Claire Brown – Thursday 13th October 2022 – 9.30am.
One man has sadly died, and four others have been injured in a road traffic collision in Rowley Regis in the early hours of today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police at 1.03am (Thursday) reporting a collision involving a car and a wall at the junction of Powke Lane and Cox’s Lane, Rowley Regis. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car with two paramedics on board, HART paramedics, a MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the first ambulance resources arrived on scene within three minutes of the 999 call being made, they found a car which had collided with a wall. Three occupants were out of the vehicle and two were still inside.
“The driver, a man, was in a critical condition and receiving CPR by police colleagues. The team of ambulance staff quickly commenced advanced life support on the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene a short time later.
“One passenger, a man, sustained serious injuries and was given advanced trauma care by the team to stabilise his condition. He was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further specialist trauma care.
“The three occupants who were out of the vehicle when emergency services arrived were each assessed. One man sustained potentially serious injuries and received trauma care on scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Two other men were given treatment on scene for less serious injuries before being conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further checks.”
Shaunna Farley – Wednesday 12th October 2022 – 2pm.
Six lifesaving Bleed Control Kits have been installed in Stoke-on-Trent to provide vital aid to patients suffering with catastrophic bleeding before an ambulance crew arrives.
The kits contain a tourniquet and other trauma dressings and are vital to help save the lives of patients who suffer major trauma with catastrophic bleeding, whether caused by an accident or assault.
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) joined community group ‘Chit Chat 4 U’ last night (Tuesday) at Floral Hall in Tunstall Park to launch six Bleed Control Kits within the local area.
The Trust have provided six kits, funded by NHS Charities Together, which will go inside designated Bleed Control Kit cabinets which have been installed by Chit Chat 4 U who have fundraised for the provision of Bleed Control Kits in Stoke.
The kits have been placed at – Floral Hall, Victoria Park, Tunstall; Face of Stoke on Trent, the electrical substation building on Lichfield Street; Stoke Library, Church Street; Longton Town Hall, Times Square; Victoria Road, Fenton and Moorland Road, Burslem
A number of kits can already be found in parts of the region thanks to the hard work of The Daniel Baird Foundation, which was set up after the son of Lynne Baird was fatally stabbed in Birmingham in 2017. Working closely with the Foundation, WMAS helped develop the kits and now thanks to NHS Charities Together, more are being placed around the region.
Community Response Manager, Tim Cronin, who attended the launch event and demonstrated how the kits are used said: “Bleed Control Kits can be used by anyone, to stem major bleeding which can’t be stemmed by normal first aid measures. This can buy vital minutes until the ambulance arrives.
“Having these available in the community and accessible to the public will hopefully mean more lives can be saved. They can be accessed by calling 999 where the call assessor will direct you to the nearest bleed kit location and provide you with the access details.
“It’s great to support Chit Chat 4 U who do a fantastic job volunteering their time carrying out knife sweeps in the parks and fundraising for the provision of kits to try and help make Stoke a safer place.”
Larissa Cooke from Chit Chat 4 U said: ‘’Our group has worked incredibly hard to get the Bleed Control Kits into Stoke-on-Trent. Knowing we have succeeded and knowing we could potentially save someone’s life is just amazing.”
Cllr Abi Brown, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City council said: “These kits will help to save lives across the city, whether as a result of knife crime or accidental injury. I’d like to thank Chit Chat 4 U for working to bring these kits to Stoke-on-Trent as well as West Midlands Ambulance Service and NHS Charities Together for funding their purchase and installation.”
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams said: “These kits are a simple but clever idea which equips users with the equipment and instructions to potentially save a life.
“Chit Chat 4 U and West Midlands Ambulance Service have worked tirelessly to purchase these kits for the local community and I’m sure, if needed they will save lives.”
Main image: Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Violence Reduction Alliance Sandra Stevenson, Larissa Cooke from Chit Chat 4 U, WMAS Community Response Manager Tim Cronin and Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Ben Adams.
Shaunna Farley – Monday 10th October 2022 – 8.40am.
A cyclist has serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Bilston last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident involving a car and a pushbike on the Black Country Route at 7.35pm and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midland Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews discovered the cyclist, a teenage boy. He was assessed and had sustained life-threatening injuries.
“Crews administered advanced trauma care at the scene before conveying him to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.”
“The driver of the car did not require treatment.”
A woman has been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Nuneaton last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Oldbury Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton at 7.18pm (Thursday). An ambulance, community first responder, paramedic officer and a critical care car from The Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found a pedestrian, a woman, who had reportedly been involved in a collision with a car. Upon assessment, the woman was found with serious injuries. She was given trauma care by the team of ambulance staff before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry for further emergency care.”
One man has died following a road traffic collision in Birmingham this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on Hunstanton Avenue, Beech Lane at 8.20am and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews discovered the driver of the car, an elderly man who is believed to have suffered a medical incident at the wheel in a critical condition.
“Crews administered advanced life support at the scene. Sadly, despite their best efforts it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”
Shaunna Farley – Tuesday 4th October 2022 – 10.30am.
A mother and daughter who beat all of the odds of survival have been reunited with the ambulance crews who helped save their lives.
Natasha Lyndon, her partner Chris and their 16-week old daughter, Adelaide from Solihull had an emotional reunion with the ambulance crews who came to their aid in June when Natasha started bleeding heavily at home.
Paramedic Richard Brennan and Technician Francesca Pinder from Erdington Hub together with paramedic Adil-Islam Choudhury and Technician Chloe Cooper from Hollymoor Hub attended the category 1 emergency, which is the highest priority call.
Chris said: “I was trying my best to remain calm for Tash and rang 999 immediately. It was a huge relief when the ambulance arrived so quickly. They were so calm and reassuring at a critical time.”
Natasha said: “When the crews arrived in the middle of the night, I was losing blood profusely and didn’t know what was happening.”
Richard said: “When we arrived, we knew how serious Tash’s condition was and how quickly we would have to work. Our training instantly took over. We hoped for the best for Tash and Adelaide but we usually don’t find out any further information about patients once we hand them over at hospital.”
Francesca said: “At serious incidents like this, you really do go into autopilot and instantly act on your training to deliver the best possible care to the patient and ultimately, save the patient’s life.”
Natasha was conveyed to Heartlands Hospital due to a placental abruption where Adelaide was delivered by an emergency caesarean section 10-weeks premature and stayed on the neonatal ward for 61 days. Adelaide has since defied the odds set against her and is now breathing without oxygen support and is making progress each day.
Upon recovering in hospital, Natasha made it her mission to get in touch with West Midlands Ambulance Service to pass her thanks to the crews who helped her, which led to them being reunited at Warwickshire Ambulance Hub on Friday.
Speaking at the reunion with the family on Friday, Adil-Islam said: “It was wonderful and rewarding to see both mother and daughter doing so well after attending to Tash, who was in a terrible condition, big thumbs up to everyone that was involved in getting mother and daughter to the right place of care at the right time.”
Chloe said: “Adelaide is a miracle baby, we could have never imagined being able to see and hold her and see how much progress she has made.”
Francesca added: “With a job like this one, we really didn’t think the chances of a positive outcome were high. Even less did we think we’d be able to see Tash, Chris and Adelaide like this today. It’s so rewarding and such an honour.”
Natasha added: “If the crews had not been so quick thinking and efficient at getting us safely to hospital, Adelaide and myself would not be alive today. There are not enough words to say how grateful Chris and I are for their actions on that night.”
Shaunna Farley – Tuesday 4th October 2022 – 8.45am
One man has died and another two have been injured following a two-car road traffic collision on the M42 overnight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the M42 junction 9 north in Sutton Coldfield at 3.36am and sent three ambulances, three paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews discovered a passenger from the first car in a critical condition. Crews administered advanced life support at the scene. Sadly, despite their best efforts it became apparent nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.
“The driver of the first car had sustained serious injuries. He received treatment from ambulance staff before being conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital under blue light conditions.
“The driver of the second car had sustained non-life threatening injuries. He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment.”