charity's volunteers help with snow relief work
from Burnham-On-Sea rescue hovercraft charity BARB have been helping
carers and ambulance crews to reach patients across Somerset during
the severe weather.
Wednesday, BARB's 4x4 trucks were used to transport a local doctor
and a community nurse on their rounds. The crewmembers also drove
several nurses to Weston General Hospital from outlying areas.
into Thusday, three BARB volunteers helped paramedics from Great
Western Ambulance Service with a rapid response service across
parts of Somerset area.
Thursday, the team took a district nurse on her rounds while another
group spent the day taking care assistants to patients across
Thursday and Friday nights, the BARB crew and their 4x4s were
again in action, helping the ambulance service get staff out to
patients in the treacherous conditions.
has been very happy to help during the exceptionally difficult
weather conditions," a spokesman from the charity told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
volunteers have been working closely with the ambulance and care
teams, providing safe transport wherever possible."
photos show, above, Andy Cleverdon (CTL paramedic), Debbie Woodward
(emergency care assistant) and Abbie Rea (paramedic) with two
BARB volunteers; and, top, BARB's Steve Perks with Steve Margaret
Redrup (senior carer) and Jan Goodyear (senior team supervisor
at Somerset Care)
Official BARB Web site