Hypothermia woman rescued from Windermere area

The Westmorland Gazette: Hypothermia woman rescued from Windermere area Hypothermia woman rescued from Windermere area

A WOMAN suffering from hypothermia had to be airlifted to hospital this morning from Troutbeck Bridge .

The 56-year-old from Bradford was treated at the scene and flown to Furness General Hospital, Barrow, by the Great North Air Ambulance Service's helicopter The Pride of Cumbria.

Her condition was described as stable.

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10:42pm Sat 24 Nov 12

JoshTheDog says...

I scrolled down to read the rest of the report with great anticipation but alas that's it!!

Why the helicopter? Why Troutbeck Bridge? Why a rescue? Why hyperthermia?

I hope the reporter didn't interupt anything important to post this report - if so he wasted his time?
I scrolled down to read the rest of the report with great anticipation but alas that's it!! Why the helicopter? Why Troutbeck Bridge? Why a rescue? Why hyperthermia? I hope the reporter didn't interupt anything important to post this report - if so he wasted his time? JoshTheDog
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5:09pm Sun 25 Nov 12

zaney5 says...

Yet again another incident of the Gazette posting half a story.

JoshTheDog's comment was more interesting!
Yet again another incident of the Gazette posting half a story. JoshTheDog's comment was more interesting! zaney5
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5:14pm Sun 25 Nov 12

craggy says...

Life must be a big disappointment for you Zaney5.
Life must be a big disappointment for you Zaney5. craggy
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5:37pm Sun 25 Nov 12

snuggle-bunny says...

what a complete waste of money calling out a helicopter for a hypothermia case but hey ho the taxpayer is paying and donating
what a complete waste of money calling out a helicopter for a hypothermia case but hey ho the taxpayer is paying and donating snuggle-bunny
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6:57pm Sun 25 Nov 12

zaney5 says...

craggy wrote:
Life must be a big disappointment for you Zaney5.
On the contrary, Craggy.

And may I ask why you directed that comment at me and not JoshTheDog who basically posted a comment with the same sentiment?
[quote][p][bold]craggy[/bold] wrote: Life must be a big disappointment for you Zaney5.[/p][/quote]On the contrary, Craggy. And may I ask why you directed that comment at me and not JoshTheDog who basically posted a comment with the same sentiment? zaney5
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8:03pm Sun 25 Nov 12

blade stall says...

Fortunately the air ambulance is not tax payer funded. The air ambulance is constantly fund raising and short of money.. well here's an idea stop sending it out to marginal cases like this.. ok so we don't know the full circumstances but to me it seems a ridiculous over reaction..... whats wrong with cup of tea heater on full and down the road to kendal. Air ambulances are great but ive always said they are called out too often.
Fortunately the air ambulance is not tax payer funded. The air ambulance is constantly fund raising and short of money.. well here's an idea stop sending it out to marginal cases like this.. ok so we don't know the full circumstances but to me it seems a ridiculous over reaction..... whats wrong with cup of tea heater on full and down the road to kendal. Air ambulances are great but ive always said they are called out too often. blade stall
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4:19pm Mon 26 Nov 12

snuggle-bunny says...

its pathetic- what next, a chipped nail
its pathetic- what next, a chipped nail snuggle-bunny
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4:19pm Mon 26 Nov 12

snuggle-bunny says...

its pathetic- what next, a chipped nail
its pathetic- what next, a chipped nail snuggle-bunny
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6:15pm Mon 26 Nov 12

craggy says...

Oh the ignorance or the armchair whinger!
Maybe Hypothermia is a very serious life-threatening condition...
Maybe the patient had other underlying medical conditions...
Maybe the Air Ambulance would have got the patient to hospital quicker than a road ambulance would have done at that particular time...
Maybe the Air Ambulance happened to be in the area...
Maybe if the Air Ambulance was hidden away and only used for very rare, very serious accidents it wouldn't be in people's awareness and so not raise enough money to keep it viable...
Maybe if the Air Ambulance didn't attend less serious incidents then the crew wouldn't be fully trained and up to date for more serious events...
Maybe sitting at home reading a brief account of an incident doesn't mean we know all the factors involved in making life and death decisions...
Maybe Hypothermia &Hyperthermia are very different things...!
Maybe sitting at home complaining is less productive than getting of ones backside and doing something that may have just saved a womans life...
Oh the ignorance or the armchair whinger! Maybe Hypothermia is a very serious life-threatening condition... Maybe the patient had other underlying medical conditions... Maybe the Air Ambulance would have got the patient to hospital quicker than a road ambulance would have done at that particular time... Maybe the Air Ambulance happened to be in the area... Maybe if the Air Ambulance was hidden away and only used for very rare, very serious accidents it wouldn't be in people's awareness and so not raise enough money to keep it viable... Maybe if the Air Ambulance didn't attend less serious incidents then the crew wouldn't be fully trained and up to date for more serious events... Maybe sitting at home reading a brief account of an incident doesn't mean we know all the factors involved in making life and death decisions... Maybe Hypothermia &Hyperthermia are very different things...! Maybe sitting at home complaining is less productive than getting of ones backside and doing something that may have just saved a womans life... craggy
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8:16pm Mon 26 Nov 12

JoshTheDog says...

I agree with Craggy - so many unanswered questions.

The point I was making was the report poses more questions than it answers.

I am aware we do not know the full circumstances surrounding this rescue and that is why this report fails in so many respects.
I agree with Craggy - so many unanswered questions. The point I was making was the report poses more questions than it answers. I am aware we do not know the full circumstances surrounding this rescue and that is why this report fails in so many respects. JoshTheDog
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10:37am Tue 27 Nov 12

KendalMintCrackers says...

I think the air ambulance crew are probably better judges of which patients they should convey than you morons.

You seemingly know absolutely nothing about how dangerous hypothermia can be, and as the report includes very little actual information, you can hardly jump to conclusions.

Unfortunately, a cup of tea isn't really adequate medical treatment anyway.
I think the air ambulance crew are probably better judges of which patients they should convey than you morons. You seemingly know absolutely nothing about how dangerous hypothermia can be, and as the report includes very little actual information, you can hardly jump to conclusions. Unfortunately, a cup of tea isn't really adequate medical treatment anyway. KendalMintCrackers
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12:59pm Tue 27 Nov 12

JoshTheDog says...

I agree with KendalMintCrackers that we have to trust the judgement of the medical professionals but I do not agree that myself and the others that have commented should be called morons.

The Westmorland Gazette, through its web-site, invites readers to comment on the news stories it reports. My initial comment was on the limited content and poor quality of the report and this in no way belittled the seriousness of the situation or the patients conditions. Likewise, neither were my comments an invitation for abusive name calling.

The site terms do prohibit the posting of abusive comments.
I agree with KendalMintCrackers that we have to trust the judgement of the medical professionals but I do not agree that myself and the others that have commented should be called morons. The Westmorland Gazette, through its web-site, invites readers to comment on the news stories it reports. My initial comment was on the limited content and poor quality of the report and this in no way belittled the seriousness of the situation or the patients conditions. Likewise, neither were my comments an invitation for abusive name calling. The site terms do prohibit the posting of abusive comments. JoshTheDog
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11:44pm Tue 27 Nov 12

blade stall says...

As we said the report was so vague... and yes we know nothing of the circumstances surrounding this case.... we all alluded to that. And while the medical excellence of those on board is beyond question its a resource that is used far too often. Same with the police chopper too.
As we said the report was so vague... and yes we know nothing of the circumstances surrounding this case.... we all alluded to that. And while the medical excellence of those on board is beyond question its a resource that is used far too often. Same with the police chopper too. blade stall
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7:35pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

The air ambulance and mountain rescue teams are funded by donations from the public, but they are separate charities. If I want to donate to just one of them, I'll choose the one which gets the most value from a donation. The Ambleside mountain rescue team's website says that even 50p is useful because it buys a Mars bar to keep a volunteer going during a call-out. Well, I don't know why the helicopter was needed or who chose to call it out, but my feeling is that mountain rescue make their money go further for other people's good, so I'll donate to them.

I hope I've made my imperfect point without offending anyone. The rude comments pollute this fine website in my opinion, but maybe those people have nobody else to talk to.
The air ambulance and mountain rescue teams are funded by donations from the public, but they are separate charities. If I want to donate to just one of them, I'll choose the one which gets the most value from a donation. The Ambleside mountain rescue team's website says that even 50p is useful because it buys a Mars bar to keep a volunteer going during a call-out. Well, I don't know why the helicopter was needed or who chose to call it out, but my feeling is that mountain rescue make their money go further for other people's good, so I'll donate to them. I hope I've made my imperfect point without offending anyone. The rude comments pollute this fine website in my opinion, but maybe those people have nobody else to talk to. Milkbutnosugarplease
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7:43pm Thu 29 Nov 12

luxwindermere says...

KendalMintCrackers wrote:
I think the air ambulance crew are probably better judges of which patients they should convey than you morons.

You seemingly know absolutely nothing about how dangerous hypothermia can be, and as the report includes very little actual information, you can hardly jump to conclusions.

Unfortunately, a cup of tea isn't really adequate medical treatment anyway.
Brilliant response.
[quote][p][bold]KendalMintCrackers[/bold] wrote: I think the air ambulance crew are probably better judges of which patients they should convey than you morons. You seemingly know absolutely nothing about how dangerous hypothermia can be, and as the report includes very little actual information, you can hardly jump to conclusions. Unfortunately, a cup of tea isn't really adequate medical treatment anyway.[/p][/quote]Brilliant response. luxwindermere
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