04.01.2011 Serious Incident on A57
Volunteer Emergency Doctor Attends Serious Incident on A57
A volunteer emergency doctor from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) attended a seriously injured victim at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A57 near Tuxford, Nottinghamshire at 18.00 hours yesterday, Tuesday 4th January 2011.
Dr Mark Folman, who is a General Practitioner in Newark, arrived at the scene of a two car head on collision and assisted the 20 year old female driver of one of the cars with leg injuries, who required cutting free from the vehicle by the Fire and Rescue Service. Dr Folman sedated the lady and when she was released from the vehicle he escorted her, with a paramedic from the East Midlands Ambulance Service, to Lincoln County Hospital. There they were met by a trauma team and her condition is described as serious but stable.
The occupants of the second car were not seriously injured.
Dr Folman is currently chairman of EMICS and lives in Swinderby, Lincolnshire.
All doctors in EMICS are volunteers who attend emergency incidents at the request of and in support of staff from the EMAS. These doctors are all very experienced and fully trained in trauma work and are equipped to perform life saving interventions at the scene of an incident such as industrial or road traffic accident or rail crash. They carry with them a wide range of specialist equipment to deal with the serious trauma and other emergencies that might be encountered in their day to day emergency work.
Although all the doctors work for EMICS on a totally voluntary basis, the Scheme, which is a registered charity, urgently needs to raise funds to purchase more of the specialist equipment that the doctors carry so that more doctors can be recruited. A typical set of equipment for the doctors cost around £25,000. EMICS is a registered charity and receives no financial support from any government source.
Anyone wishing to support the work of EMICS can do so by telephoning the Treasurer on: 07736711199 or by visiting www.emics.org.uk