Collapsed person in Kidderminster helped by paramedics

COLLAPSED PERSON: Parademics attended an incident in Kidderminster.

COLLAPSED PERSON: Parademics attended an incident in Kidderminster.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A COLLAPSED person was treated by paramedics on Oxford Street in Kidderminster this morning at around 7.30am.

One ambulance and two rapid response vehicles attended the incident.

A community paramedic and a rapid response paramedic assessed the individual before leaving the scene.

The person involved chose not to go to hospital.

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12:59pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bcfc1186 says...

I saw her - one of those alchoholics that hang around down by the old courts - nothing swrong with her, wasting our NHS money again.
I saw her - one of those alchoholics that hang around down by the old courts - nothing swrong with her, wasting our NHS money again. Bcfc1186
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thirtysomethin says...

So it's ok to just leave her there?
So it's ok to just leave her there? Thirtysomethin
  • Score: 4

3:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bcfc1186 says...

They left her there anyway didn't they?!
They left her there anyway didn't they?! Bcfc1186
  • Score: 3

7:40am Sat 2 Aug 14

GlenFiddick says...

Alcoholic? That's ok then ...i thought it was a human being in distress.
Alcoholic? That's ok then ...i thought it was a human being in distress. GlenFiddick
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Bcfc1186 says...

Yep, she was drinking a can of Special Brew at 7am, was nothing wrong with her - which is exactly why they didn't treat her or take her to hospital. Please tell me how that ISN'T a waste of money?
Yep, she was drinking a can of Special Brew at 7am, was nothing wrong with her - which is exactly why they didn't treat her or take her to hospital. Please tell me how that ISN'T a waste of money? Bcfc1186
  • Score: 4

9:47am Tue 5 Aug 14

GlenFiddick says...

It depends on how much they paid for the can.
It depends on how much they paid for the can. GlenFiddick
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Tue 5 Aug 14

thatshowitis says...

I would assume that someone saw her collapsed in the street and called for an ambulance. Her collapse could have been caused by anything and not necessarily the special brew.
I would assume that someone saw her collapsed in the street and called for an ambulance. Her collapse could have been caused by anything and not necessarily the special brew. thatshowitis
  • Score: 3

11:29am Wed 6 Aug 14

IGeoTre says...

As my other half knows the people that called the ambulance, they didn't consider it a waste of time, they were quite concerned.

Let's not bring Daily Mail-style comments competing to be the most hardline to the Shuttle. Someone felt she needed assistance, an ambulance was called and "the person involved chose not to go to hospital". You can't anticipate that when you call, you can't and shouldn't try and triage strangers based on whether or not you feel they are deserving.
As my other half knows the people that called the ambulance, they didn't consider it a waste of time, they were quite concerned. Let's not bring Daily Mail-style comments competing to be the most hardline to the Shuttle. Someone felt she needed assistance, an ambulance was called and "the person involved chose not to go to hospital". You can't anticipate that when you call, you can't and shouldn't try and triage strangers based on whether or not you feel they are deserving. IGeoTre
  • Score: 6

11:52am Wed 6 Aug 14

Bcfc1186 says...

Not blaming the prople who called the Ambulance one bit - question is, wy send 2 x Emergency Response and 1 x Ambulance? I really hope that someone who actually needed medical attention did not have to wait because of this.

For the record, she was in the same spot this morning, and guess what - swigging on a can of Strongbow - this was 7am.
Not blaming the prople who called the Ambulance one bit - question is, wy send 2 x Emergency Response and 1 x Ambulance? I really hope that someone who actually needed medical attention did not have to wait because of this. For the record, she was in the same spot this morning, and guess what - swigging on a can of Strongbow - this was 7am. Bcfc1186
  • Score: -2

2:07pm Wed 6 Aug 14

GlenFiddick says...

I agree with that three response vehicles was an overkill but this seems par for the course nowadays. I note another story in the Shuttle where a woman was trapped in the mud by the Severn crews from kiddy, bewdley,Worcester and Droitwich attended. Was that really necessary ?...thank goodness a cat was not stranded in a tree in Tenbury at the same time.
I agree with that three response vehicles was an overkill but this seems par for the course nowadays. I note another story in the Shuttle where a woman was trapped in the mud by the Severn crews from kiddy, bewdley,Worcester and Droitwich attended. Was that really necessary ?...thank goodness a cat was not stranded in a tree in Tenbury at the same time. GlenFiddick
  • Score: 2

3:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

sonofbaldwin says...

I'm just amazed that this incident is thought significant enough for the Shuttle headline feature- what on earth has happened to the Shuttle since the previous Editor retired?

No local Shuttle office in the town ( now apparently located in Stourbridge) and a previously healthy clutch of letters and 'opinions' posted regularly on the site now down to a mere dribble deemed important enough to be posted on here?
Whats going on?
I'm just amazed that this incident is thought significant enough for the Shuttle headline feature- what on earth has happened to the Shuttle since the previous Editor retired? No local Shuttle office in the town ( now apparently located in Stourbridge) and a previously healthy clutch of letters and 'opinions' posted regularly on the site now down to a mere dribble deemed important enough to be posted on here? Whats going on? sonofbaldwin
  • Score: 6

11:24pm Wed 6 Aug 14

thatshowitis says...

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance is the usual response from the ambulance service. The same applies to river rescues from the fire brigade. ( the girl was stuck in the mud next to the river ) Bewdley and Kidderminster stations do not have rescue boats. I believe only the crews from Bewdley and Kidderminster arrived and the other crews stood down as soon as it was realised that they were not required. I believe the attendance for a cat up a tree is no response unless it has been there for a few days at the request of the RSPCA.
A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance is the usual response from the ambulance service. The same applies to river rescues from the fire brigade. ( the girl was stuck in the mud next to the river ) Bewdley and Kidderminster stations do not have rescue boats. I believe only the crews from Bewdley and Kidderminster arrived and the other crews stood down as soon as it was realised that they were not required. I believe the attendance for a cat up a tree is no response unless it has been there for a few days at the request of the RSPCA. thatshowitis
  • Score: 1

9:18am Thu 7 Aug 14

BewdleyBugle says...

It always amazes me how many people think going out to get totally smashed every Saturday night is fine, but alcoholics who have lost everything through their addiction are not worthy of help. The line between these is a very thin one. Alcoholism is a medically-recognised disease and drug addiction is really hard for anyone to beat (just ask a smoker).

Let's take a moment to walk in someone else's shoes before condemning them.
It always amazes me how many people think going out to get totally smashed every Saturday night is fine, but alcoholics who have lost everything through their addiction are not worthy of help. The line between these is a very thin one. Alcoholism is a medically-recognised disease and drug addiction is really hard for anyone to beat (just ask a smoker). Let's take a moment to walk in someone else's shoes before condemning them. BewdleyBugle
  • Score: 6

7:36am Fri 8 Aug 14

stour67 says...

There is a pill that they can take that makes you sick if you drink so if they wanted to get off it they could,also this is the problem with cheap booze being sold by supermarkets and 24hr opening times ,should go back to the old day office licences and 10.30pm closing,then maybe the Aand Es would not be overloaded with drunks and the police could tackle real crime instead of these idiots .
There is a pill that they can take that makes you sick if you drink so if they wanted to get off it they could,also this is the problem with cheap booze being sold by supermarkets and 24hr opening times ,should go back to the old day office licences and 10.30pm closing,then maybe the Aand Es would not be overloaded with drunks and the police could tackle real crime instead of these idiots . stour67
  • Score: -4

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