Emergency service obesity calls in Lincolnshire double

June 25, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Firefighters in Lincolnshire have seen a doubling in the number of calls to assist the ambulance service treat obese people in one year. Last year Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 37 incidents, compared with 16 in 2014 /2015. The service is now carrying out special training sessions using a 28 stone (179kg) dummy. Figures obtained by the BBC show a rise in “bariatric rescues” from four assistance requests in 2011/12. The type of rescues […]

Margaret Allsop ambulance crash death: Driver convicted

March 13, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

An ambulance driver who crashed, killing a patient in his vehicle, has been convicted of a driving offence. Garth Green, 63, was found guilty of driving without due care and attention after his ambulance ended up in a 12ft (3m) deep ditch on the way to hospital. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard 75-year-old Margaret Allsop died of the head and chest injuries she sustained. Green, from Grimsby, who insisted had not fallen asleep at the wheel, […]

Margaret Allsop death: Ambulance driver ‘may have dozed off’

February 13, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

An ambulance driver accused of causing the death of a 75-year-old patient in a crash “may have dozed off”, a court has heard. Garth Green, 63, from Grimsby, was taking Margaret Allsop to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital in December 2012 when the vehicle crashed into a ditch. He denies a charge of driving without due care and attention. A second crew member said the crash was like “being in a tumble drier”, Boston Magistrates’ Court heard. […]

Patient in Lincolnshire ambulance crash dies

December 10, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

A 75-year-old woman has died after the ambulance she was a patient in crashed in Lincolnshire. It happened about 03:00 GMT near the junction with High Ferry Lane on the A16 Boston Road at Sibsey. Two male ambulance service staff, aged 62 and 52, were taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have appealed for witnesses. BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter Scott Dalton said […]

Stay Safe This Bonfire Night

November 2, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

The East Midlands Ambulance Service is reminding people to stay safe this Bonfire Night. Last year the ambulance service received nine calls on November 5. In total eight related to injuries caused by fireworks and one concerned someone falling into a bonfire. Dave Wright, a paramedic, said: “Thankfully the number of calls we receive relating to fireworks and bonfires is small but we’d like it to be zero. “Attending an organised Bonfire Night is the safest […]

Woman Dies In Fatal A16 Accident

August 24, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

A woman has died and a man is in serious condition after a road traffic accident on the A16 at Driby Top. Update: Earlier today we reported that the child’s father had also died.  Due to a mistake by Lincolnshire Police this information is INCORRECT.  The child’s father is still in serious condition in hospital.  We wish him and his child a speedy recovery. The woman has now been named as Katarzyna Olewicz aged 28, who […]