1 doc, 4 incidents, 12 hours
Dr Matt Woods, a volunteer emergency doctor with the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) has been called out to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) at 4 separate serious incidents over a 12 hour period from Saturday afternoon (26th May 2012), all in Leicestershire.
EMICS volunteer Dr Matt Woods, a Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) was first called to a serious RTC on the A46 near the turn off to the A606 on Saturday afternoon (See separate Press Release).
Shortly after that (approx. 16.15 Saturday 26th May) he was called to another road traffic collision at Coleman Road, Leicester, in which one male was critically injured. This involved emergency extrication and at the scene treatment before Dr Woods accompanied him in the ambulance to LRI. However despite vigorous resuscitation efforts by Dr. Woods, EMAS paramedics and LRI trauma team the patient died in hospital
His third call-out was shortly after 8 pm in Leicester City Centre, where he attended to two males who had been stabbed. He treated them at the scene and arranged appropriate transport to LRI.
The fourth callout was at 0045hrs, Sunday 27th May, to Whitwick Road, Copt Oak where there had been a high speed head-on road traffic collision in which the severely injured driver and passenger of one car were both declared dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle had also suffered severe injuries. Dr Woods treated him before sending him immediately to LRI by road ambulance, where he is currently stable in the Intensive Care Unit.