Support for Forth Valley NHS

Support for Forth Valley NHS


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Snowfall brought disruption across much of Scotland just as power had been restored to the last of 140,000 properties that were without electricity following powerful storms the previous week.

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13th January 2015

  • 1605 Call received from NHS Forth Valley to request a 4 x 4 to transport a nurse to and escort two nurses home from an address in Gartmore.
  • 1840 It was agreed to uplift a nurse from Stenhousemuir and transport her to Gartmore then escort two nurses back to Stirling as they were in a 2 wheel drive car. Pick up time 2000hrs approx..
  • 1945 Leave to pick up Robert Barrie and start run in 4 x 4.
  • 2300 Return home all safe and no incident during run.

Road conditions blinding snow at times.
Total mileage 89.

14th January 2015

  • 0545 Leave to pick up Robert Barrie and start run in 4 x 4.
  • 0705 Return nurse to home address all safe and no incident during run.
  • 0840 All stood down.

Road conditions reasonable.
Total mileage 87.

  • 1123 Call received from NHS Forth Valley to request a 4 x 4 to transport a 2 nurses to Gartmore at 1545. Pick up a nurse at 2100 and take to Gartmore and return two nurses to home addresses. Pick up nurse at Gartmore at 0715 and return to home address.
  • 1515 Leave to pick up Robert Barrie and start run in 4 x 4.
  • 1545 Collect one nurse in Falkirk.
  • 1615 Collect second nurse in Stirling and travel to Gartmore.
  • 1815 All returned home.

Road conditions reasonable.
Total mileage 100.

  • 2030 Leave to pick up Robert Barrie and start run in 4 x 4.
  • 2100 Collect one nurse in Airth and take to Gartmore.
  • 2200 Collect two nurses from Gartmore and take to home addresses.
  • 2330 Return home all safe.

Road conditions flash floods for approx. 12 miles. Water running from fields over roads up to 8inches deep. Police informed of floods and Council called out.
Total mileage 96.

15th January 2015

  • 0530 Leave to pick up Robert Barrie and start run in 4 x 4.
  • 0710 Collect nurse from Gartmore and take to home address.
  • 0818 Return home all safe.

Road conditions gale force winds with debris on road.
Total mileage 90.

Willie McMartin

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