Cambridgeshire incident featured on BBC programme

Richard Game patient meet up Melbourn 2nd October

The Trust’s HART team and a call handler have featured on a BBC programme called ‘Close Calls: On Camera’ following their involvement in an incident in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire last year.

The BBC series focuses on the split-second moments when everyday events are transformed into disasters and meets the people who lived to tell the tale.

The production company, Topical, contacted the Trust after reading about a patient meet-up with Richard Game, who almost severed his arm with an electric saw last year. Richard and his wife Brenda met with HART paramedics Ben Horner, Simon Probert and Darryl Singh in October at the Melbourn HART base.

The producers interviewed Simon and Darryl for the programme, as well as featuring the 999 call with Call Handler Megan Llewellyn. The programme aired on BBC One last week and can be watched on the iPlayer.

Head of Communications Joy Hale said: “By working with TV companies, we can really promote the good work of our staff and educate the public.

“I’d like to thank Simon, Darryl, Ben and Megan for being involved in the programme.

“If you have been to a job which you think would be suitable for Close Calls please get in touch as the production company are keen to work with us again on their new series.”

Please contact Joy by email if you would like to suggest an incident you have attended.

The series also featured a second EEAST incident where a toddler collapsed in Norfolk and the production team interviewed the critical care team involved.

Published 30th July 2015 

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