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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.

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2,216

call-outs in 2023/24

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£4,286

cost per mission

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£8.5m

annual cost of the service

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GNAAS launch appeal to help them become a 24/7 service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) responded to more than 2,100 incidents across the North East, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Scotland and the Isle of Man in 2023. Our charity provides air ambulance services mainly in hours of daylight, while on a night-time, a highly skilled paramedic and doctor operate on a rapid response … Continued

Woman embarking on ‘triathlon’ adventure in aid of air ambulance that recsued her

Claire Hughes, 44, from Wylam, has spent her life engaging in several outdoor activities, and in April this year she plans to undertake a journey across the three nations by packraft, bike and on foot, incorporating the longest lake and biggest mountain in each and cycling between them. Claire is no stranger to challenges, after … Continued

What is a thoracotomy? An insight into the open chest surgery performed by our team

Advances in equipment and training have enabled our critical care team to harness the potential of performing a thoracotomy – which is reserved for those patients not otherwise expected to survive. This type of surgery is usually carried out when a person has a penetration injury such as a gunshot or stab wound. Last year … Continued

GNAAS launch appeal to help them become a 24/7 service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) responded to more than 2,100 incidents across the North East, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Scotland and the Isle of Man in 2023. Our charity provides air ambulance services mainly in hours of daylight, while on a night-time, a highly skilled paramedic and doctor operate on a rapid response … Continued

Woman embarking on ‘triathlon’ adventure in aid of air ambulance that recsued her

Claire Hughes, 44, from Wylam, has spent her life engaging in several outdoor activities, and in April this year she plans to undertake a journey across the three nations by packraft, bike and on foot, incorporating the longest lake and biggest mountain in each and cycling between them. Claire is no stranger to challenges, after … Continued

What is a thoracotomy? An insight into the open chest surgery performed by our team

Advances in equipment and training have enabled our critical care team to harness the potential of performing a thoracotomy – which is reserved for those patients not otherwise expected to survive. This type of surgery is usually carried out when a person has a penetration injury such as a gunshot or stab wound. Last year … Continued

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