Nov 3 2008
Today North West Ambulance Service (GMA) paged the Team for assistance with an incident in the Didsbury area. At 14:58 a full team call out message was paged to provide assistance in the evacuation of a 26 year old male who had collapsed on a path next to the River Mersey, at Didsbury Golf Club.
Three Team members arrived on scene at 15:15 and together with the NWAS emergency ambulance & the rapid response vehicle crew already on scene, along with the North West Air Ambulance, Helimed 08, which had landed nearby, started to package the casualty for transportation back to the NWAS ambulance. Due to the speed of the response and with enough resources on scene, NWAS Control stood down other responding Team Members.
At this point a golf course groundsman arrived with a golf course buggy, enabling the casualty to be placed in the buggy on a longboard and transported to the waiting ambulance. A short journey later, with Team members John Parish, Steve Nelson & an NWAS Technician enjoying the golf buggy ride to the ambulance, during which Helimed 08 departed for another incident in Fleetwood. The casualty was soon placed into the ambulance for onward transportation to hospital.
Involved in this incident were 15 Team members, of which 12 were stood down responding, 2 Team vehicles, the Mountain Rescue Hummer, a NWAS (GMA) Ambulance, NWAS (GMA) RRV vehicle & the North West Air Ambulance Helimed 08.