We call it the Shabbos ambulance shuffle. Moving ambulances around so the Shabbos drivers can have them positioned near their homes. It just so happens that the Shabbos shuffle saved a life a few weeks ago.
One of our volunteer in RBS Gimmel was preparing to pick up one of ambulances and take it home on Motzei Shabbos, when someone came running over, reporting a child was lying in the street.
Without hesitation, our volunteer, Yanky Schleimer, responded to the call, and called for backup.
Within literally three minutes, the child, the father and a second responder, were on the way to the hospital. After speaking with the father, it turns out that the child had been struck by an electric bike.
While on the way to the hospital, the team activated the trauma room. Within seconds of arrival, the child was in the good hands of an entire team of specialists.
Baruch Hashem, he will be ok.
This story highlights a number of important points:
- Having three ambulances available in the community is beneficial to the prompt medical treatment of our patients. Patients who are suffering from a serious trauma, a stroke, cardiac condition, or other urgent medical conditions need to be in a hospital, not waiting for an ambulance.
- Proper knowledge of patient care in trauma situations and medical emergencies, as well as knowledge of hospital admission procedures is essential to the proper care of patients.
For any emergency in RBS A, G and G2: 02.999.999.2