Man airlifted to hospital after suffering heart attack on Accrington roof

The Bolton News: Man airlifted to hospital after suffering heart attack on Accrington roof Man airlifted to hospital after suffering heart attack on Accrington roof

A MAN was airlifted to hospital this morning after suffering a heart attack while working on a roof.

The incident happened in Whalley Road, Accrington, just after 09.58am when the man was at the top of some scaffolding.

Fire crews used an extension ladder to help the man down, and he was taken by air ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

A NWAS spokeswoman said: “A male was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital suffering from chest pains.”

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12:31pm Fri 25 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

l hope you make a speedy recovery after that bad stroke of luck ,,it could have been much worse,,
l hope you make a speedy recovery after that bad stroke of luck ,,it could have been much worse,, noddy57
  • Score: 14

2:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

jimpy0 says...

Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary
Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary jimpy0
  • Score: 11

3:00pm Fri 25 Apr 14

maxcollie says...

Because it's our nhs. Blackburn had a bad patient review
Because it's our nhs. Blackburn had a bad patient review maxcollie
  • Score: 7

3:15pm Fri 25 Apr 14

sniper16 says...

jimpy0 wrote:
Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary
Just in case the incompetent morons forget to put anaesthetic in the machine.
[quote][p][bold]jimpy0[/bold] wrote: Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary[/p][/quote]Just in case the incompetent morons forget to put anaesthetic in the machine. sniper16
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Openminded? says...

sniper16 wrote:
jimpy0 wrote:
Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary
Just in case the incompetent morons forget to put anaesthetic in the machine.
Who gives you the right to call everyone who works at RBH morons?
[quote][p][bold]sniper16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimpy0[/bold] wrote: Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary[/p][/quote]Just in case the incompetent morons forget to put anaesthetic in the machine.[/p][/quote]Who gives you the right to call everyone who works at RBH morons? Openminded?
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4:11pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Cimbri says...

jimpy0 wrote:
Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary
Because the Infirmary has been closed, demolished and built upon, in recent years.
However, I know what you meant but, as many will point out, the Blackburn Royal Hospital, doesn't have the best of track record in patient care, recently. It, like many places in Blackburn, is in special measures, at the moment. So one cannot blame anyone for being, St Elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]jimpy0[/bold] wrote: Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary[/p][/quote]Because the Infirmary has been closed, demolished and built upon, in recent years. However, I know what you meant but, as many will point out, the Blackburn Royal Hospital, doesn't have the best of track record in patient care, recently. It, like many places in Blackburn, is in special measures, at the moment. So one cannot blame anyone for being, St Elsewhere. Cimbri
  • Score: 7

4:19pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mavrick says...

It is a sad reflection on the RBH although Blackpool is a specialist heart centre. We all need to stand up and demand better for the RBH and all our NHS facilities. there are far too many private companies operating behind the blue and white banner of our NHS. No political party was ever given a mandate to privatise our NHS. we should attend public meetings, join groups and let them know we will fight for our NHS. we know there are some great people in the NHS as well as some less so. but that is no reason to keep running the NHS down, That just gives the green light to shut hospitals, They don't even have to consult with the public any more, Jeremy Hunt has the power to close any hospital he pleases. So act now. write to your MP and demand action.
It is a sad reflection on the RBH although Blackpool is a specialist heart centre. We all need to stand up and demand better for the RBH and all our NHS facilities. there are far too many private companies operating behind the blue and white banner of our NHS. No political party was ever given a mandate to privatise our NHS. we should attend public meetings, join groups and let them know we will fight for our NHS. we know there are some great people in the NHS as well as some less so. but that is no reason to keep running the NHS down, That just gives the green light to shut hospitals, They don't even have to consult with the public any more, Jeremy Hunt has the power to close any hospital he pleases. So act now. write to your MP and demand action. mavrick
  • Score: 6

5:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

shanbrurik says...

Blackpool saved my husbands life.He later went to Blackburn for similar treatment and the staff on critical care were fantastic too.We all know why our hospitals can't cope, too many 'outsiders' rushing to hospital if they sneeze.Their mantra being--its free so I'll use it, instead ofI'll use it IF I NEED it.
Blackpool saved my husbands life.He later went to Blackburn for similar treatment and the staff on critical care were fantastic too.We all know why our hospitals can't cope, too many 'outsiders' rushing to hospital if they sneeze.Their mantra being--its free so I'll use it, instead ofI'll use it IF I NEED it. shanbrurik
  • Score: 16

6:31pm Fri 25 Apr 14

wilddog says...

Regardless of which hospital, hope the guy recovers well
Regardless of which hospital, hope the guy recovers well wilddog
  • Score: 13

7:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

HarryBosch says...

Firstly, my thoughts are with this guy and his family and I hope he goes on to make a good recovery.
Secondly, to the posters who can't seem to be able to find anything positive to say about the Royal Blackburn Hospital - I am very grateful for the expert care and attention I received following a heart attack in September 2012. The care I received in the cath lab and on the coronary care unit could not be faulted. Were it not for those dedicated professionals then I most likely would not be here today.
Once again I take this opportunity to say thank you for everything you did for me and I hope that this guy receives the same level of care at Blackpool Victoria, I'm sure he will. Whatever the reason was for him being taken there.
Firstly, my thoughts are with this guy and his family and I hope he goes on to make a good recovery. Secondly, to the posters who can't seem to be able to find anything positive to say about the Royal Blackburn Hospital - I am very grateful for the expert care and attention I received following a heart attack in September 2012. The care I received in the cath lab and on the coronary care unit could not be faulted. Were it not for those dedicated professionals then I most likely would not be here today. Once again I take this opportunity to say thank you for everything you did for me and I hope that this guy receives the same level of care at Blackpool Victoria, I'm sure he will. Whatever the reason was for him being taken there. HarryBosch
  • Score: 14

10:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ceb1974 says...

This gentleman would have been taken to Blackpool following a protocol in place due to ecg changes which indicates Blackpool need to perform a primary pci this cannot yet be done at Blackburn . Nothing to do with care or standards of hospital! RBH has top notch cardiologists as does Blackpool if all comes down to commissioning arrangements!
This gentleman would have been taken to Blackpool following a protocol in place due to ecg changes which indicates Blackpool need to perform a primary pci this cannot yet be done at Blackburn . Nothing to do with care or standards of hospital! RBH has top notch cardiologists as does Blackpool if all comes down to commissioning arrangements! ceb1974
  • Score: 10

9:58am Sat 26 Apr 14

sniper16 says...

Openminded? wrote:
sniper16 wrote:
jimpy0 wrote:
Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary
Just in case the incompetent morons forget to put anaesthetic in the machine.
Who gives you the right to call everyone who works at RBH morons?
Alex being a relative gives me the right!!!! And so called proffesional people who FORGET to put and check anaesthetic in a machine are incompetent morons in my book. Hope the man is well.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sniper16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimpy0[/bold] wrote: Can i ask why Blackpool when we are supposed to have a brand new all singing dancing catheter cardio suite at the Infirmary[/p][/quote]Just in case the incompetent morons forget to put anaesthetic in the machine.[/p][/quote]Who gives you the right to call everyone who works at RBH morons?[/p][/quote]Alex being a relative gives me the right!!!! And so called proffesional people who FORGET to put and check anaesthetic in a machine are incompetent morons in my book. Hope the man is well. sniper16
  • Score: 1

6:27pm Sat 26 Apr 14

supertrooper says...

I have received excellent treatment and service at RBH.
I have received excellent treatment and service at RBH. supertrooper
  • Score: 3

7:00pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

supertrooper wrote:
I have received excellent treatment and service at RBH.
I was in this week for an operation, I have to say I was treated fantastically to many people are quick to put the boot in but hundreds get treated every week and have a good experience. Maybe it's time for people that feel they have been treated well to speak up.
[quote][p][bold]supertrooper[/bold] wrote: I have received excellent treatment and service at RBH.[/p][/quote]I was in this week for an operation, I have to say I was treated fantastically to many people are quick to put the boot in but hundreds get treated every week and have a good experience. Maybe it's time for people that feel they have been treated well to speak up. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 2

8:46pm Sat 26 Apr 14

mys says...

Blackburn hospital and staff have given my son outstanding care on the many occasions he's been admitted over the last 8 yrs,blackpool has the best heart specialists in lancashire,as anyone with a brain should know,have you not thought maybe Blackburn was full up with all the dead legs that attend either drunk or drugged up or just drop in to waste time as plenty do so.
Blackburn hospital and staff have given my son outstanding care on the many occasions he's been admitted over the last 8 yrs,blackpool has the best heart specialists in lancashire,as anyone with a brain should know,have you not thought maybe Blackburn was full up with all the dead legs that attend either drunk or drugged up or just drop in to waste time as plenty do so. mys
  • Score: 2

11:30pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Kazzy1964 says...

He will have been taken to Blackpool because he had a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction). Blackburn deals with stable coronary artery disease, unstable angina and NSTEMI non ST elevation myocardial infarction). In other words he had a very severe heart attack and there are cardiac surgeons available 24 hours a day at Blackpool if he needed any surgical intervention which cannot be provided at Blackburn.
He will have been taken to Blackpool because he had a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction). Blackburn deals with stable coronary artery disease, unstable angina and NSTEMI non ST elevation myocardial infarction). In other words he had a very severe heart attack and there are cardiac surgeons available 24 hours a day at Blackpool if he needed any surgical intervention which cannot be provided at Blackburn. Kazzy1964
  • Score: 2

2:03am Sun 27 Apr 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

ceb1974 wrote:
This gentleman would have been taken to Blackpool following a protocol in place due to ecg changes which indicates Blackpool need to perform a primary pci this cannot yet be done at Blackburn . Nothing to do with care or standards of hospital! RBH has top notch cardiologists as does Blackpool if all comes down to commissioning arrangements!
Thanks for your impartial comments ceb1974, which helps people as myself that contemplates area change due to personal health problems!
[quote][p][bold]ceb1974[/bold] wrote: This gentleman would have been taken to Blackpool following a protocol in place due to ecg changes which indicates Blackpool need to perform a primary pci this cannot yet be done at Blackburn . Nothing to do with care or standards of hospital! RBH has top notch cardiologists as does Blackpool if all comes down to commissioning arrangements![/p][/quote]Thanks for your impartial comments ceb1974, which helps people as myself that contemplates area change due to personal health problems! BIGGLESTOE
  • Score: 0

2:11am Sun 27 Apr 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

Kazzy1964 wrote:
He will have been taken to Blackpool because he had a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction). Blackburn deals with stable coronary artery disease, unstable angina and NSTEMI non ST elevation myocardial infarction). In other words he had a very severe heart attack and there are cardiac surgeons available 24 hours a day at Blackpool if he needed any surgical intervention which cannot be provided at Blackburn.
And ditto to kazzy1964, in relation to comments to ceb1974.
[quote][p][bold]Kazzy1964[/bold] wrote: He will have been taken to Blackpool because he had a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction). Blackburn deals with stable coronary artery disease, unstable angina and NSTEMI non ST elevation myocardial infarction). In other words he had a very severe heart attack and there are cardiac surgeons available 24 hours a day at Blackpool if he needed any surgical intervention which cannot be provided at Blackburn.[/p][/quote]And ditto to kazzy1964, in relation to comments to ceb1974. BIGGLESTOE
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