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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.

callouts in 2018

1,173

callouts in 2018

donors in 2018

33,414

donors in 2018

cost of the service in 2018

£5.1m

cost of the service in 2018

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Patient stories

“Even the surgeons in the hospital have said I should be dead, I should have died on that tarmac. So I owe my life to the air ambulance.”

Rob Hope

Brampton

Patient stories

“Even the surgeons in the hospital have said I should be dead, I should have died on that tarmac. So I owe my life to the air ambulance.”

Rob Hope

Brampton

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Mum of critically ill baby thanks GNAAS for airlifting her son from Whitehaven to Birmingham

Michael Amos was left in a critical condition when his rare liver condition deteriorated, leaving him with internal bleeding. His mother, Lauren Wallace, 29, said the one-year-old had “less than a bottle of Coke’s worth of blood left in his whole body” before he was flown from hospital in Whitehaven for an emergency operation in … Continued

Volunteers needed to help maintain GNAAS’ new base

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is moving to Urlay Nook, near Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, later this spring. The move will see the charity’s back-office functions from Darlington and Newton Aycliffe relocating to the new site, with the critical care team and aircraft currently based at Durham Tees Valley Airport moving later in the year. The … Continued

Teenager who fell off cliff to feature in Emergency Helicopter Medics

Robbie Drew, 15, fell 20ft onto rocks at Manhaven Bay, South Shields after the ground gave way beneath his feet on 2 August 2018. His story is featured on Emergency Helicopter Medics on More4 on Sunday at 9pm. The series follows the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), the charity which treated … Continued

Mum of critically ill baby thanks GNAAS for airlifting her son from Whitehaven to Birmingham

Michael Amos was left in a critical condition when his rare liver condition deteriorated, leaving him with internal bleeding. His mother, Lauren Wallace, 29, said the one-year-old had “less than a bottle of Coke’s worth of blood left in his whole body” before he was flown from hospital in Whitehaven for an emergency operation in … Continued

Volunteers needed to help maintain GNAAS’ new base

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is moving to Urlay Nook, near Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, later this spring. The move will see the charity’s back-office functions from Darlington and Newton Aycliffe relocating to the new site, with the critical care team and aircraft currently based at Durham Tees Valley Airport moving later in the year. The … Continued

Teenager who fell off cliff to feature in Emergency Helicopter Medics

Robbie Drew, 15, fell 20ft onto rocks at Manhaven Bay, South Shields after the ground gave way beneath his feet on 2 August 2018. His story is featured on Emergency Helicopter Medics on More4 on Sunday at 9pm. The series follows the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), the charity which treated … Continued

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