Posted by:3 June, 2011
Usually, emergency treatments at nearly 200 feet in the air take place on low-flying aircraft. But his was not the case for one ambulance crew in London.
London Ambulance Service responded to an emergency call last Friday (27 May), where a person had been taken unwell on scaffolding at the Union Chapel in London, N1.
The service sent a motorcycle paramedic, an ambulance crew and their specialist hazardous area response team (HART) to the scene, probably not in the knowledge that the patient who was unconscious was fully at the top of the scaffolding.
Undeterred, the crews climbed ladders and scaffolding to reach him at the top of the Union Chapel spire - which stands 170 feet tall.
He was treated on a fire brigade platform before being lowered to the ground, and taken to University College Hospital as a priority.