Apr 29 2011
At 16:42 this afternoon the team was paged by NWAS (Greater Manchester) Emergency Control Centre who were requesting our assistance at an incident.
Two team members (Steve Fletcher and Diane Blakeley) were already available at out Ladybridge Hall Base/HQ, and so Steve returned the call to NWAS to get the details, and Diane prepared a team Landrover for an immediate departure.
We were asked to go to the assistance of an NWAS Emergency Ambulance crew at Barrow Bridge, Bolton, where they were attending to a lady with an ankle injury a short distance from the top of the “63 Steps”, adjacent to Dakin’s Brook.
The team was paged with the full details of the rendezvous point at 16:47, and the Landrover Ambulance, BM1, departed base at 16:55.
With the lady safely at the ambulance, the team was stood down at 17:26 as the ambulance departed for Royal Bolton Hospital.
The team would like to thank to two gentlemen who came across the casualty whilst out walking; they called for an ambulance, stayed with the casualty, and even looked after the casualty’s dog for her!
In total, 17 team members and one team vehicle responded to this incident, with a further two team members stood down responding.