Air ambulance scrambled as medical emergency leaves woman in …

A woman is critical in hospital after an incident saw an air ambulance scrambled urgently to a ‘medical emergency’ in Rugby[1]. Two land ambulances and the Warwickshire[2] and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance responded to the incident in Churchill Road, shortly after 5.20pm on Wednesday (March 29).

“Upon arrival we found a woman in a critical condition,” a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said. “Ambulance staff administered advanced life support to her which continued en route to University Hospital Coventry[3] and Warwickshire via land ambulance.”

A picture of the air ambulance landing at the scene of the emergency was shared on social media. The post attracted dozens of messages of support from well-wishers.

It also reignited the debate about the lack of accident and emergency provision in the town, a subject outgoing Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has long campaigned on. The Hospital of St Cross was stripped of its A&E department some years ago while the Community Ambulance Station at the hospital closed late in 2021.

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