Woman airlifted to hospital after medical emergency in Shrewsbury

A woman was airlifted to hospital following a medical emergency in Shrewsbury, the ambulance service has confirmed.

An air ambulance was seen landing in Harlescott at about 4.20pm. Photo: Andrew Grimstead
An air ambulance was seen landing in Harlescott at about 4.20pm. Photo: Andrew Grimstead

Emergency services were spotted in Harlescott at about 3.40pm on Saturday, and West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has since said the incident related to a medical emergency at a private address.

An air ambulance landed on the fields at Harlescott Centre to treat a woman from Harlescott Crescent, who was found in a serious condition and airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

WMAS sent two ambulances and a paramedics officer, which accompanied the Midlands Air Ambulance.

A WMAS spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a medical emergency at a private address on Harlescott Crescent at 3.37pm on Saturday.

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman, who was in a serious condition.

"Following treatment at the scene she was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment."

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