Jamie Arrowsmith– Wednesday 22nd March 2023 – 9.45am
A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a van yesterday evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stream Road, Kingswinford at 5.55pm and sent three ambulances, three paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered the motorcyclist, a man, in a critical condition.
“Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The van driver was assessed and taken to Russell’s Hall Hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.”
A man has been seriously injured after a stabbing in Tamworth.West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hornbeam in Amington at around 3.45pm yesterday afternoon.
One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One patient, a man, was found with serious injuries. Ambulance crews provided emergency treatment at the scene before he was taken to hospital by land ambulance on blue lights for further trauma care.”ENDS.
A woman has been seriously injured after an RTC on the M54 in Telford.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a multi-vehicle collision eastbound between junctions 6 and 7 near Wellington at 12.26pm.
Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. On arrival, they discovered four cars had been involved in a collision.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One patient, a woman, was in a critical condition on arrival. Ambulance crews provided advanced trauma care before conveying her to Princess Royal Hospital in Shrewsbury for further treatment.
A man has sadly died after a RTC in Evesham yesterday evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision at Blakes Hill in North Littleton at 8.33pm.
Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor, critical care paramedic and the Air Ambulance Critical Care Car from Strensham were sent to the scene. On arrival, they discovered one car had left the road and ended up in the water.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver, a man, was in a critical condition on arrival. Ambulance crews provided advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Murray MacGregor – Wednesday 15th March 2023 – 12.01am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We are pleased that the CQC inspectors recognised the enormous lengths that our staff have gone to, to look after patients while they deal with excessive hospital handover delays. As a Trust, we absolutely recognise the impact these delays have on the health and wellbeing of our staff, as they do all they can to cope with these very difficult conditions.
“Sadly, as the report points out, we have seen some patients wait a very long time for ambulances to arrive as a result of the hospital delays, with the resultant increased risk to patients both waiting for an ambulance and those left on ambulance stretchers for very long periods.
“The Trust has invested heavily in ensuring there is 24 hour support for staff on all of our hubs as well as improvements in the wellbeing support available such employing three mental wellbeing practitioners, dedicated peer to peer and online support.
“There has been a significant improvement since the turn of the year with delays reduced at hospitals across the region, which has allowed ambulances to get to patients more quickly than we have seen for many months. We will continue to work with the hospitals to find new ways of reducing the time that patients are left on ambulances so that our crews can respond more quickly to patients in the community and save more lives.”
Less than half of our patients are taken to A&E.
The Trust piloted a new scheme which sees around 40% of Category 2 calls being triaged by clinicians rather than an ambulance being sent automatically. It means those most in need (e.g. strokes and heart attacks) are getting ambulances more quickly. Nearly half of calls clinically validated were closed with advice or referred to an alternative service, though a small percentage were upgraded to Category 1, the most urgent. Overall, more patients were seen more quickly than before the trial.
The Trust has set up Ambulance Decision Areas in hospitals in Birmingham, Shropshire and Worcestershire. Advanced paramedics and ambulance healthcare assistants take a handover from crews and start the patient’s treatment even before they get to A&E. This frees up ambulance crews more quickly so that they can respond to patients in the community.
Throughout the winter, Assistant Chief Ambulance Officers have been working 16 hours a day to ensure our resources are used as efficiently as possible so that we can support staff and help patients.
The report will be published on the CQC website on Wednesday 15th March.
Shaunna Farley – Thursday 9th March 2023 – 08.55am.
Four people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the M5 overnight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 12.16am to a collision involving a car and a lorry on junction 4 North on the M5 in Uffdown and Waseley.
Four ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic, a BASICS emergency doctor, a Critical Care Car from the Air Ambulance Service and a Critical Care Car from Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, ambulance staff found four patients from the car.
“The driver, a man, and two passengers who were both women had sustained serious injuries. They received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff at the scene.
“All three were conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital under blue light conditions for further treatment”
“A third passenger had sustained non-serious injuries. She received treatment from ambulance staff and was conveyed to Sandwell District Hospital for further assessment.”
“The driver of the lorry did not require treatment.”