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Unread 22-07-2013, 10:29   #1
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Anyone know if the guy who got ill this morning is ok?
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Unread 23-07-2013, 11:00   #2
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Policy is to stop the train at the first place that is accessible to ambulances, usually the next station.

I suspect they fear that if the train stops / breaks down / is blocked away from such a place, that the outcome for the passenger will be far worse.
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Unread 23-07-2013, 13:24   #3
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thanks.. Yeah I was there on the same carriage. It didn;t look good. I was just wondering if anyone had spoken to the nurses from yesterday and heard if he was recovering or not.

The ambulance took an absolute age to get there, definitley agree it would have been better to get him to Heuston and then to James'.
if anyone hears will you post it here please...
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Unread 23-07-2013, 13:58   #4
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Cheers. Be nice to know he was ok.
Agreed Doc and nurses were great.
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Unread 23-07-2013, 14:28   #5
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The ambulance took an absolute age to get there, definitley agree it would have been better to get him to Heuston and then to James'.
The time he spent in the ambulance is time he was being treated or at least assessed. Staying on the train would delay that happening.
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Unread 23-07-2013, 15:11   #6
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The standard practice is summon help at the nearest station.

Its easy say it would be faster hold off till Heuston, that runs the risk of further issues if something goes wrong on the train and assumes James would be on call at the time in question and that an ambulance would be waiting in Heuston on arrival.
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There was chaos at Hazelhatch, with ambulance crew being forced to cross the tracks, the key could not be found to open the emergency gate at the station, the stretcher could not fit in the lift. If James was not on call then the Mater would have been.
Thanks for the update. Thats pretty scary, I was wondering why he was taken off in a chair rather than a stretcher.
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Unread 24-07-2013, 10:31   #8
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The issue here points to the training/equipment the ambulance crew had

1. The wheelchair turnstile is more than wide enough to wheel a stretcher through

2. The lifts are sized in line with accessibility requirements, so this begs the question if this crew were faced with a high rise building how they would extract the patient


Irish Rail signalling procedures are very clear if the emergency services want the line closed, they get it and it should be possible to hand over the track within 5 minutes.


The only concern is if the issue was known before arrival at Hazelhatch the train could have been routed to up fast platform.
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