Incident 125/2006

At 12:20, the North West Ambulance Service (Manchester Locality) contacted the team for assistance in accessing a patient who had fallen at a remote farmhouse in Tottington.

The team was involved in a tower crane exercise in Bolton Town Centre, and consequently BM2 and BM4 responded within a few minutes of the initial call.

BM2 and its crew met the NWAS land ambulance approximately 200 metres from the property, and the team’s vehicle accessed the farmhouse along with the paramedic and a carry chair from the ambulance on scene.

The site of the remote farmhouse on incident 125/2006

A 93 year old male patient had fallen from his bed and needed treatment in hospital. He was loaded into the team’s Landrover ambulance, BM2, transported down the difficult track, and then carried directly onward to Fairfield Hospital, along with the NWAS paramedic who remained in the team’s vehicle to monitor the patient’s condition.

The team assisted the Paramedic crew at Fairfield Hospital, Bury

8 team members responded to this incident in two vehicles, with more members and vehicles available in Bolton if required. The incident was completed at 13:39.