The calls often come from paramedics who need extra manpower for the job and the North East Ambulance service today revealed it is getting two new specially designed ambulances to transport large people.
Gary Wilson, sub-officer at Cramlington fire station, said: "In hospitals they have proper hoists for this sort of thing, but in the confines of a home it can be a big struggle."
The sad thing is these grossly overweight people are usually in pain and they have to suffer the distress of being manhandled to get them moved.
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Original post traces back to Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne