During 2017, we responded to over 930 of the most serious life-threatening and time-critical 999 calls. The missions break down was follows: 39% Road Traffic Collisions, 37% Medical e.g. cardiac, 3% Agricultural and Industrial, 9% Sports & Leisure, including horse riding, 7% falls and 5% training and PR
Here are just some of the incidents our amazing crew have attended over the past 12 months:
Every month we resopond to many of the most serious 999 calls across Lincs & Notts, delivering the equivalent of an A&E department to the patient, giving them the very best chance of survival possible from some of the most devastating injuries.
We started 2018 by responding to 70 potentially life-threatening incidents. For the first time, cardiac arrests over took road traffic collisions as the biggest category of incidents responded to with 22 calls. We airlifted 7 of these patients. We were also called to 17 road traffic collisions as well as other medical emergencies, fires, falls, industrial accidents and a sporting incident.
As 2017 drew to a close, December was a very busy month for our crew. The majority of incidents they were dispatched to were again road traffic collisions (22), involving 12 drivers, 3 passengers, 2 motorcyclists, 1 cyclist and 4 pedestrains. Four of these patients were airlifted to Major Trauma Centres for urgent treatment of severe injuries, the rest were transported by land to a variety of hospitals following early interventions by our critical care crew.
We were also dispatched to 16 cardiac arrests, 7 suspected assaults, 6 patients who had collapsed, 5 medical incidents, 5 patients who had fallen, 4 industrial incidents, the victims of two fires, a horseriding accident and 4 training/PR flights.
During November, the majority of incidents that we responded to were, once again, road traffic collisions, with 21 calls which saw us treating 16 drivers, 2 passengers, 2 cyclists and 1 pedestrian. 4 of these patients were airlifted to Major Trauma Centres. We also responded to 12 cardiac arrests – airlifting 5 patients.
Other incidents we responded to included 6 patients who had fallen, 6 patients who had collapsed, 4 medical emergencies, 4 horse-riding accidents, 2 suspected assaults, two burns injuries, a rugby accident and a water incident.
As in previous months, the majority of incidents we responded to during October were road traffic collisions, totalling 24, with patients including 8 pedestrians, 6 car drivers, 6 motorcyclists, 3 passengers and 1 cyclist. We airlifted 6 of these to Major Trauma Centres.
We also responded to 13 medical incidents, 12 suspected cardiac arrests, 3 falls, 2 industrial incidents, 2 suspected assaults, 2 motorsport accidents, 2 horse-riding accidents, a railway accident, and a football accident. We airlifted 6 patients in cardiac arrest, 1 who had collapsed, 1 following a suspected assault and 1 following a motorsport accident.
The majority of incidents we responded to during September were road traffic collisions. We treated patients or assisted land crews at 20 incidents and airlifted 1 patient to a Major Trauma Centre. Not far behind were suspected cardiac arrests, with 14 incidents; 5 of these patients were airlifted to Lincoln County Hospital.
We also responded to 7 collapses, 6 falls, 3 alleged assaults, 4 horse-riding accidents, 2 seizures and 1 industrial incident.
We responded to, and assisted at, 29 road traffic collisions, 12 medical incidents, 8 suspected cardiac arrests, 6 falls, 3 industrial incidents, 2 horse riding accidents, 2 air sport accidents, an aviation accident and a footballing accident.
In addition, we also airlifted 7 patients in cardiac arrest, 6 patients (drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians) involved in road traffic collisions and a patient who had fallen.
We responded to more road traffic collisions than any other incident in July with 27 calls to collisions involving cars, lorries, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. We also responded to 3 suspected cardic arrests and a further 9 medical collapses, 2 falls, 2 motorsport accidents, a rugby accident, a swimming accident, a horseriding accident and an industrial incident.
Patients were also air-lifted to Major Trauma Units following 3 motorsport accidents, 2 falls, a road traffic collision, a horse riding accident and a suspected cardiac arrest.
We responded to 26 road traffic collisions. We airlifted 6 of these patients to Major Trauma Units, including 3 motorcyclists, 2 cyclists and a pedestrian. We also responded to 8 cardiac arrests and 9 medical incidents – airlifting 2 patients.
Patients were also airlifted following waterski and motorsport accidents and two patients airlifted following suspected cardiac arrests. Our crew also responded to indistrial, motorsport, horse riding, swimming and walking accidents and a suspected assault, assisting land-based paramedics.
We responded to 18 road traffic collisions and 9 suspected cardiac arrests. We were also dispatched to a variety of incidents including motor sport incidents, falls, horse riding accidents, cycling accidents, suspected assaults, people who had collapsed and a fire.
Patients were airlifted following road traffic collisions, motor sport accidents, suspected cardiac arrests, falls, air sport accidents and a horse riding accident.
We responded to 22 road traffic collisions and 11 suspected cardiac arrests. We were also dispatched to a variety of incidents including falls, fires, people who had collapsed, motor sport accidents, a horse riding accident, a DIY accident and several other medical incidents.
Patients were airlifted following road traffic collisions, suspected cardiac arrests, falls, horse riding accidents and a fire.
We responded to 28 road traffic collisions in March. We were also dispatched to a variety of incidents including suspected cardiac arrests, horse riding accidents, DIY accidents, falls, a swimming accident, a rugby accident, a farming accident, a quad bike accident and suspected assaults.
Patients were airlifted following road traffic collisions and a horse riding accident.
We responded to 7 suspected cardiac arrests, 14 patients who had collapsed and 23 road traffic collisions. We were also dispatched to a variety of incidents including horse riding incidents, a dog bite, a suspected assault, an industrial accident, falls and other medical incidents.
Patients were airlifted following road traffic collisions, medical collapses, an industrial accident and a fall.
We responded to 27 patients who had collapsed and 23 road traffic collisions. We were also dispatched to a variety of incidents including motor sports incidents, sporting injuries, suspected cardiac arrests, horse riding incidents, falls, DIY accidents, an alleged assault and the victim of a dog bite.
Patients were airlifted following road traffic collisions, medical collapses, sporting accidents, cardiac arrests, horse riding accidents, falls, a DIY accident and a dog bite.