Fire Engine take Patient to Hospital after Tower Block fire in Portsmouth

fire engine take patient to hospital after tower block fire in portsmouth

Yesterday evening just after 6pm  in Portsmouth, Hampshire Fire and Rescue were  called to  deal with a fire to a ‘persons reported’ fire on the 15th floor of a high-rise block of flat.  The fire had broken out in the kitchen  at Edgebaston House,Portsmouth . The home owner of the property a 50 year man suffered smoke inhalation (potentially dependent on their age/health issues a serious situation).  The fire crews at the scene requested an ambulance  from South Central Ambulance service despite waiting in excess  an hour an ambulance   it was not provided.

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Fire fighters from Southsea  provided care to the man and administered O2 therapy. The officer in charge  gave up  waiting for the  ambulance and the decision was taken to transport the casualty to QA hospital in Cosham using the  Fire Appliance! Given the delays currently to ambulances at QA, this is another sign that not only is your NHS failing.