7th Dec, 2016

Ambulance crew members attacked following emergency call in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 29th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AMBULANCE crew members were attacked after answering an emergency call in Stratford.

Two medics who went to help a woman in Meadows Close on Wednesday morning ended up needing treatment themselves after suffering cuts and bruises.

Because the medics themselves needed treatment they were unable to take any calls to other patients for over three hours.

A spokesman for WMAS said: “One of the members of staff suffered cuts and bruises to his face and arms but thankfully was not seriously injured, the other was uninjured. We understand a woman has since been arrested.

“The Trust takes all assaults and aggression, be in verbal or physical, against our staff very seriously and will work with the police on this matter.”

This is the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on paramedic staff. Earlier this month a crew member suffered a broken wrist while helping a patient in Birmingham.

The arrested woman is understood to be the patient.