Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Hospital Helipad celebrates a busy first year

Southampton General Hospital and the Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads Appeal (HELP Appeal) is this week celebrating the first anniversary of the hospital’s onsite helipad. This life saving piece of equipment, which officially opened on a year ago, received its first two patient landings within hours of being declared open and fit for purpose. It has since helped…

Scouts rescued from mud at Itchen Valley

A scout group has been recovered from marshland in Itchen Valley Country Park near Southampton this afternoon. At about 4.30 this afternoon a multi-agency operation helped rescue 16 scouts and three leaders as they became stuck in marshland at Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance, Solent Coastguard and…

Firefighters rescue stranded horse at Brambridge

  Firefighters from Eastleigh have  rescued a horse which had slipped and fallen over a dead tree in a field on Brambridge Park on Friday. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Control operators mobilised one fire appliance and the multi-role vehicle from Eastleigh  Fire Station and the animal rescue vehicle team from Lyndhurst, together with an…

Resident fears for kids at busy road crossing

A local resident is launching a campaign to improve road crossing facilities along Passfield Avenue describing the current arrangement on the busy road as “a serious accident waiting to happen”. Miguel Castro – who lives on Passfield Avenue – had already raised concerns in October both with the council and members on Eastleigh Local Area…