Dec 23 2006
As part of NWAS (ML) pre arranged plan to cope with peak demand calls on this festive season night, the Team was mobilised to directly assist NWAS (ML) with ambulance calls throughout the evening, alongside members of the Oldham MRT & our colleagues in the St John Ambulance Brigade.
15 Team members mobilised to crew our control function, setup at our Ladybridge Hall base and 4 Team vehicles placed at the disposal of NWAS (ML).
BMRT members & GMP during one of tonights incidents.
Team members were available from 19:15 Hrs with the first job being tasked at 20:48 Hrs (Our Incident 179/2006). The last job came in at 02:20 Hrs (Our Incident 190/2006) on the morning of 24th December, Christmas Eve.
Following debrief, restocking of vehicles contents and a general tidy up Team members finally closed our base at 04:00 Hrs Christmas Eve morning.
In total 8 Code Amber & 4 Code Red calls were dealt with (Its probably stating the obvious to comment that some of the incidents were drink related)
A visitor to our base during the night was Dr Polly Terry of Warrington A&E (Consultant in Emergency Medicine) who was working with a NWAS RRV Crew on this evening & early hours of the morning. (The team worked with Dr Terry during the M2002 Commonwealth Games, whilst she will be better known to our visitors as one of the stars of the London HEMS Tv programme.)
Yet again we would like to place on record, our grateful thanks to all at NWAS PEC for their tremendous support and assistance during the evening. Similar thanks are extended to the NWAS RRV Crews & general Emergency Ambulance crews we worked alongside.
Finally all members present on the night would like to extend their grateful thanks to Team Support Member Johanne Bentley, who provided a variety of excellent cooked food throughout the evening, alongside a continual supply of hot drinks (Without such background support, the frontline operations of the Team would be much less effective.)