They regularly take mums-to-be into hospital when the time has come to give birth; but it’s not so common for the crew to end up delivering the little bundle of joy! That’s what happened to paramedics Paul Jenner and Laura Chaplin when they attended a Purfleet mum back in March. And last week, they met up with the family to see how baby Zach Barrett was getting on.
A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy was knocked down by a car this morning in Tilbury. The road traffic collision took place at 8.30 am on Feenan Highway.
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust has seen a sharp rise in 999 calls over recent days, particularly to road traffic collisions, people who have fallen and those with breathing problems, which, along with the winter weather, is putting pressure on resources. As well as the west and south of the region suffering the more extreme of the snowy conditions, the cold weather is of course prevalent throughout the region and is set to contin
THURROCK residents are being urged to support the ambulance service as it faces significant pressure with challenging weather and a surge in calls over particularly busy weekend. With a significant increase in demand across Thurrock, the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is appealing to those considering calling 999 for an ambulance to only do so if it’s really necessary.
At about 8.47am, a 999 call came in from Tilbury Docks that the man had been briefly trapped between a container and the side of the ship he was onboard of.
Volunteers take it in turn to be ‘on call’ and carry basic first aid equipment and a simple-to-use automated external defibrillator (AED). The emergency operations centre sends them to the scene of category A (immediately life threatening) 999 calls. First Responders are dispatched at the same time as the ambulance crew, but often arrive beforehand because they are based so locally. The responder then provides care until the ambulance arrives, usually only a few minutes later.
THE POLICE, emergency services, Thurrock Council and the public were highly praised after the Essex Air Ambulance landed in the middle of the festival in order to airlift a ten-year-old child who had suspected spinal injuries after falling from a climbing frame.
The tot was walking along Darenth Lane, in South Ockendon, when she collided with a Vauxhall Astra at about 5pm on Wednesday.
Ambulance crews were called at 8.30 am after reports that a man in his sixties had collapsed with a cardiac arrest.
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