Motorcycle first aid
Hard working volunteers
in Merseyside were on hand for first aid support at
the final round of the Aintree Motorcycle Racing Club 'Ace of
Aintree' competition in Liverpool recently.
Ambulance teams aged between 18 and 55 provided first aid
support 19 times throughout the event. The medical team on
duty and fast response vehicle were deployed four times,
with two patients being transferred directly to hospital
following trackside assessment.
Both were treated as suspected spinal injuries following
unconsciousness. One also sustained leg injuries, however,
thankfully, both injured riders were not seriously hurt.
'This year we were ready and able to respond to anything and everything they could throw at us and thankfully, none were too serious. We enjoy being at the evenrt, but enjoy it even more when everyone goes home safely
Five ambulances, one fast response vehicle, four
doctors, a medical centre and numerous first aiders provided cover
to the racers hurtling around the track.
Simon Galley, Commissioner Operations said: 'Over the years,
many riders have benefited from the support that St John Ambulance
Merseyside give to the Aintree motorcycle racing club. Our highly
trained emergency transport crews, doctors and support staff have
dealt with some serious injuries here in the past.
'This year we were ready and able to respond to
anything and everything they could throw at us and thankfully, none
were too serious. We enjoy being at the evenrt, but enjoy it even
more when everyone goes home safely.'
As well as the World famous Grand National races and several
other meetings during the year the course also has a motor sport
race track, built inside the famous national course and fences.