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The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) brings pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene, rescuing hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year. We are not NHS-funded.

1,287

callouts last year

£5,193

cost per mission

£6.7m

annual cost of the service

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Patient stories

GNAAS saved my life and I’m very grateful for their help. My mum, dad, and kids are also very grateful.

Samantha Sugden

Penrith

Patient stories

GNAAS saved my life and I’m very grateful for their help. My mum, dad, and kids are also very grateful.

Samantha Sugden

Penrith

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Former volunteer gets dream job at GNAAS

Amanda Simmister from Newcastle began her journey with GNAAS thirteen years ago as a volunteer, and over time we’ve seen her passion for our charity grow and grow. When the opportunity came up to be a community fundraiser in the North East, she jumped at the chance to work for us, and we’re so happy … Continued

All ‘Gunns’ blazing for GNAAS’ newest paramedic recruit

35-year-old Jake Gunn, from Durham, recently joined GNAAS’ critical care team as our latest paramedic recruit. Holly Taylor interviewed him to find out more about the new opportunity that he said he’s been waiting a lifetime for: Jake, how does it feel to be part of the team at GNAAS? It feels unbelievable and I … Continued

Woman rescued after suffering serious injury in Storm Arwen aftermath

The 41-year-old and her partner were walking in icy conditions around the Blanchland, Northumberland area, in the aftermath of Storm Arwen when she slipped. Due to the ice and snow, it would have taken a road ambulance three hours to reach Claire, so the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called. GNAAS arrived on … Continued

Former volunteer gets dream job at GNAAS

Amanda Simmister from Newcastle began her journey with GNAAS thirteen years ago as a volunteer, and over time we’ve seen her passion for our charity grow and grow. When the opportunity came up to be a community fundraiser in the North East, she jumped at the chance to work for us, and we’re so happy … Continued

All ‘Gunns’ blazing for GNAAS’ newest paramedic recruit

35-year-old Jake Gunn, from Durham, recently joined GNAAS’ critical care team as our latest paramedic recruit. Holly Taylor interviewed him to find out more about the new opportunity that he said he’s been waiting a lifetime for: Jake, how does it feel to be part of the team at GNAAS? It feels unbelievable and I … Continued

Woman rescued after suffering serious injury in Storm Arwen aftermath

The 41-year-old and her partner were walking in icy conditions around the Blanchland, Northumberland area, in the aftermath of Storm Arwen when she slipped. Due to the ice and snow, it would have taken a road ambulance three hours to reach Claire, so the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called. GNAAS arrived on … Continued

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