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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Carlisle woman fighting for life in hospital after stairs fall

An elderly woman is in a critical condition after falling down stairs at her home.

The 89-year-old had to be airlifted to hospital in Newcastle from an address in Eden Street, Carlisle.

It happened at about 10.30am today in the St Ann’s area of the city.

The Great North Air Ambulance’s Pride of Cumbria helicopter was called to assist North West Ambulance Service staff.

It landed at the old Belah School site.

The woman, who suffered multiple, life-threatening injuries, was treated at the scene by a doctor and paramedics before being flown to Newcastle.

She was said to be in a critical condition when she arrived at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

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