Sep Sunday 13 2009
NWAS (Manchester) contacted our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE at 17.26hrs regards the teams assistance at an off road incident on a golf course in Whitefield, where a 37 years old women had fallen dislocating her left knee.
As our Team Leader and our Chairman Ken Oakes was at our Ladybridge Hall base / HQ at the time of the call, an immediate team vehicle response was made, followed by a full team pager call out at 17.30hrs.
En route at 17.34hrs NWAS (Manchester) Control contacted our Team Leader again directly, to inform him of another request for the teams assistance, with Garrys and Kens vehicle diverting to this second incident.
By 17.58hrs our first team member, Andrew Livesey was on scene at Stand Lane Golf Club, Whitefield, establishing that the newly in service 2nd North West Air Ambulance, Helimed 72, from City Manchester Airport, Barton, had landed near to the casualty and along with the responding NWAS (Manchester) Emergency Ambulance crew, had splinted the womans injured knee and administered appropriate drug treatment.
Andrew assisted with the short stretcher evacuation to Helimed 72 as four more team members arrived at this incident, in our BM1 and BM2 vehicles.
The injured woman was airlifted to hospital by Helimed 72. incidentally this incident represents the first time we have worked with the 2nd NWAA Helimed 72.
At the request of the ambulance on scene our vehicles waited until the ambulance had left the golf course, just in case it got bogged down on the soft ground.