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Two injured in crash

Thursday 7th March 2013 – 10.30pm – John Hawker.

Two people have been injured following an RTC in Shropshire this evening.

The crash occurred on the A442, near Dudmaston Hall, Bridgnorth at around 5.15pm.  Three ambulances, 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 vehicles that had been in a serious collision.

“One man travelling in one vehicle, believed to be in his 60’s, suffered serious arm, chest and suspected abdominal injuries.  He received emergency treatment at the scene and was extricated from the vehicle.

“A man believed to be in his 40’s, travelling in the second vehicle, suffered serious leg and facial injuries.  He also received emergency treatment at the scene whilst being freed from the vehicle.

“Both men were transferred by land ambulances to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.

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

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Road traffic collision – Old Gore

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Thursday 7th March 2013 – 5.10pm – Chris Kowalik.

Two men have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision involving a car and a van in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A449 and the B4224 at Old Gore, between Ross-on-Wye and Much Marcle.

A community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance crews attended. The crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham also attended, arriving in a rapid response vehicle because the helicopter was unable to fly due to poor visibility.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a van overturned having collided with a BMW. The driver of the car was uninjured, but its male passenger had head and neck pain and was taken to Hereford County Hospital.
“Ambulance and fire personnel worked together to free a man in his forties who was the driver of the overturned van. He had abdominal pain and spinal tenderness. He was immobilised and taken to the same hospital.”

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WMAS now using ‘wordpress’

Thursday 7th March 2013 – 3.25pm – John Hawker.

Due to the imminent closure of the posterous.com service, West Midlands Ambulance Service will continue to provide all of its latest news to the media and public by switching to the ‘wordpress’ service.

Log on to www.officialwmas.wordpress.com to access all the latest Trust news and information.  All Trust press releases will be uploaded onto the site, with the ability to subscribe to automatic updates via email, and also share news via social media.

The Trusts twitter feed @officialwmas, and facebook page officialwmas will also continue to be updated and a source of information.  You can also access our press releases via the news section of our website www.wmas.nhs.uk

We hope the change goes smoothly and does not affect the accessibility of the information and news that we send out.

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A thousand thanks

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Thursday 7th March 2013 – 9.20am – Chris Kowalik.

One thousand pounds has been donated to a group of volunteer lifesavers in Shropshire.

Telford & Wrekin Community First Responder (CFR) scheme, a registered charity (charity number 1131479) was presented with a cheque from the Ironbridge Lodge in Broseley on Monday 4th March.

There are 23 active members of the Telford & Wrekin scheme, all trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard in a variety of skills and techniques including basic life support, CPR and defibrillation. They can be sent by the ambulance service’s control room to medical emergencies in their area while an ambulance resource is en-route.

Scheme co-ordinator Steve Brown said: “We were delighted they raised so much money for us. It was a nice surprise. It was good to see the community helping us. The money will go towards a new response vehicle.”

For more information about the work of Community First Responders, visit www.wmas.nhs.uk and enter “Community First Responder” in the search field.

For more information about Telford & Wrekin Community First Responders, visit www.telfordcfrs.org

To become a Community First Responder, call the CFR Admin office on 01743 273 677

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Pictured left to right: Arthur Jones, John Griffiths, Rowland Appleby, Steve Brown Stewart Hayllar, Wayne Appleby, Paul Hughes, Austin Cannon

A thousand thanks

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Thursday 7th March 2013 – 9.20am – Chris Kowalik.

One thousand pounds has been donated to a group of volunteer lifesavers in Shropshire.

Telford & Wrekin Community First Responder (CFR) scheme, a registered charity (charity number 1131479) was presented with a cheque from the Ironbridge Lodge in Broseley on Monday 4th March.

There are 23 active members of the Telford & Wrekin scheme, all trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard in a variety of skills and techniques including basic life support, CPR and defibrillation. They can be sent by the ambulance service’s control room to medical emergencies in their area while an ambulance resource is en-route.

Scheme co-ordinator Steve Brown said: “We were delighted they raised so much money for us. It was a nice surprise. It was good to see the community helping us. The money will go towards a new response vehicle.”

For more information about the work of Community First Responders, visit www.wmas.nhs.uk and enter “Community First Responder” in the search field.

For more information about Telford & Wrekin Community First Responders, visit www.telfordcfrs.org

To become a Community First Responder, call the CFR Admin office on 01743 273 677

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Pictured left to right: Arthur Jones, John Griffiths, Rowland Appleby, Steve Brown

Stewart Hayllar, Wayne Appleby, Paul Hughes, Austin Cannon

 

 

 

Incident on A456 Birmingham

Thursday 7th March 2013 – 9.10am – Chris Kowalik.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called this morning to a medical emergency on board a bus in Hagley Road, Edgbaston shortly after 7.35am.

A senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, two BASICS Emergency medics and two ambulance crews attended.

One person was confirmed dead at the scene.

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Note to Editors: For any further information, please contact West Midlands Police.