26th Jul, 2017

Woman suffers suspected broken hip after fall in Great Witley

Malvern Editorial 18th May, 2017

A WOMAN suffered a suspected broken hip after falling on land to the south of Great Witley.

She fell at about 10.45am yesterday (Wednesday) morning but as she was across two muddy fields and into a wood, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) had to be called to make the rescue.

Her husband managed to get her under cover out of the rain before having to walk to a nearby property to call the emergency services due to a lack of mobile phone signal.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initially an ambulance was sent, but when the crew arrived and assessed the nature of the injuries, they requested that the HART team be dispatched.

“HART used their Polaris six-wheel drive vehicle to get the majority of the way to the woman and then used their Faretech stretcher to get the patient through the woods to the Polaris.

“It then drove her back to the ambulance, where after further checks, she was then taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“The Faretech stretcher has two large wheels that enables it to be used over rough terrain where normal stretchers can’t.”