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Woman airlifted to hospital from Brierfield
8:43am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
A WOMAN was dramatically airlifted to hospital in a helicopter which landed in the playing fields of a school.
The woman, thought to be in her 50s and a resident of a nearby residential home, was taken to the waiting air ambulance at Marsden Heights Community College in Brierfield, by a land ambulance yesterday.
She was flown to Blackpool Victoria Hospital to be treated for suspected cardiac problems.
A spokeswoman for North West Air Ambulance said: “We can confirm that we did attend an incident at 11.46am yesterday morning.
“It involved a female in her 50s, who had suspected cardiac problems.
“The land crew transferred the patient to the helicopter, which landed in the school grounds.
“It would have taken 40 minutes to drive, but we got her transferred in seven minutes.”
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said they were called to an address in Hibson Road.
Nearby residents were left bemused as to what was going on.
One woman who lives in Walverden Road said: “I saw the air ambulance landing in the school but I couldn’t see what was going on.
“I do hope the woman that was taken to hospital is okay.”
The Lancashire Cardiac Centre, based at Blackpool Victoria, provides heart and lung treatment to people all across the county.
The £52million development is the destination for all patients with major cardiac problems in East Lancashire who require urgent treatment.
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