Incident 35/2010

At 20:19 this evening, NWAS (Manchester) paged the team for assistance recovering an ambulance at a care home in the Davyhulme area of Manchester, stuck on ice, with the crew still treating the elderly patient concerned.

A limited team member response was made involving 4 team members in our BM1 and BM3 vehicles, and our Deputy Team Leader Geoff Seddon, responding solo in his vehicle.

We arrived on scene at 20:37 and using snow and metal shovels, cleared the ice, with Geoff Seddon lending his driving skills to extricate the ambulance.


DTL Geoff Seddon directs the real workers from on high (TL Garry Rhodes and Steve Fletcher)

Team members then assisted the NWAS crew in getting the patient to the ambulance on the NWAS trolley stretcher.

As with all other incidents attended of this nature, the NWAS (Manchester) ambulance crew concerned were very appreciative of the team’s assistance and we all got a grateful ’cuppa from the staff at the care home concerned.

All involved returned to our Ladybridge Hall base by 21:53.