A relaxing walk in the beautifully idyllic Lickey Hills Country Park ended in misery and a hospital visit for one unfortunate visitor after suffering a nasty leg injury.

It was just after midday when the 39 year old lady slipped whilst enjoying a walk on the Woodpecker Trail – roughly about a mile from the visitor centre.  Due to the location, reaching the lady who had a suspected fractured ankle, was a challenge.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance crew was initially dispatched but they couldn’t get their vehicle anywhere near the patient.

“The Warden took them in a LandRover to about 200m off the woman’s position which was in a densely wooded area.

“After assessing her condition it was clear that they would need assistance so requested the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) be sent.

“While HART were en-route, the ambulance crew provided pain relief and splinted the woman’s ankle.

“On arrival, HART used their Fairtech stretcher to get the patient across rough ground to the LandRover.  The stretcher has two large wheels that enables it to be used where normal stretchers cant.

“She was then driven down to the waiting ambulance before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.”

We wish the lady well and commend the brilliant work by the ambulance crew, specialist paramedics and the Lickey Hills Country Park staff.

Images – West Midlands Ambulance Service 


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