Monday, 11 June 2012

Barge crush survivor on 24 hours in A&E

An award-winning TV documentary is to feature the survivor story of a Surrey Air Ambulance patient seriously injured in a canal barge accident, this Wednesday (June 13th).

Fitness fanatic Josh, 19, was working on a canal at Shalford when he was crushed between a barge and a gantry and suffered a potentially life-changing trauma injury.

Chief Pilot, Captain Steve Wood, Dr Geoff Healy and critical care paramedic Jon Sanders were on their way back to base following a cardiac arrest in Staines when they received their next 999 call.

Critical care paramedic David Wright was manning the dispatch desk for the charity helicopter and diverted the crew to Shalford where they arrived within just eight minutes.

During the challenging rescue they gave Josh emergency treatment at the scene for pelvis and leg injuries. They then flew him to the major trauma centre at King’s College Hospital in London in 28 minutes.

More than 90 cameras filmed round the clock as part of Channel 4’s 24 hours in A&E, offering unprecedented access to one of Britain’s busiest accident and emergency departments.

The programme shows Josh arriving at King’s where he is treated by A&E consultant Firas and his team.

24 hours in A&E is on Channel 4 every Wednesday at 9pm and recently won a Royal Television Society Award.




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