Nursery helps out in air ambulance drama

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 December 2012

The air ambulance landed this afternoon. Photo: Mike Skidmore.

The air ambulance landed this afternoon. Photo: Mike Skidmore.

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STAFF at a Worle nursery lent a hand to a doctor on the way to an emergency.

The Great Western Air Ambulance helicopter landed at Mendip Green Primary School in Greenwood Avenue last week after being called to reports that a lady had suffered a broken leg.

The woman had fallen in Church Road but, due to a lack of suitable landing space near to the incident, the medical team was required to land in the school field close by.

Staff from Ready, Steady, Go Nursery, which is based next to the field where the crew and its helicopter landed, were just about to go out in their minibus and offered to give Dr Harvey Pynn a lift to the scene.

Nursery director Tara Maher said: “We heard lots of noise and realised that it was the Great Western Air Ambulance helicopter landing in a field next to the nursery.

“The children were very excited to see the crew land and we soon realised that it had arrived to attend to a patient.

“Due to the location of the incident it was unable to land nearby.

“We were just about to go out in our minibus and were more than happy to offer a lift.”

Harvey Pynn, a doctor for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, said: “As the patient was located at the top of quite a steep hill and I had quite a heavy bag of equipment with me I was so grateful to Ready, Steady, Go Nursery for giving me a lift to the scene.”

Paramedic Mike Page added: “The nursery was great and the staff really helped us to get to the scene and provide the patient with the treatment they required.”

The patient was taken to Weston General Hospital by road in the end, but the crew from the air ambulance helped administer pain relief.

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