08 May 2022

The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Community Paramedic from Rothbury requested our assistance for a patient who had fallen in the steep grounds of Rothbury House above the Rover Coquet.

Given the location, our Toyota Hilux 4x4 response vehicle was on scene not long after the request from the Ambulance Service. While the Paramedic cared for the patient, a Mountain Rescue Titan rescue was prepared for use. All that was needed was a few extra personnel to help carry it!

As soon as a NEAS crewed ambulance and a Hazardous Area Response Team resource arrived at the RVP, the patient was carried on the stretcher up the steep garden to a point where they could be transferred to a NEAS ambulance trolley.

The patient was in the crewed ambulance well within an hour ready for their onward journey to hospital. At this point a few extra Mountain Rescue members arrived, just in time to repack all the equipment in the vehicle.

We would like to wish the patient well for a full and swift recovery.

The incident involved 5 Team members for 1 hour 30 minutes. A further 2 members were stood down en-route.