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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

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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GNAAS busy on tragic day in County Durham

GNAAS sent two aircraft to two serious road traffic collisions in Newton Aycliffe and Wolsingham yesterday. In the first, the team flew to Newton Aycliffe at 12.57pm to reports of two cars colliding. Due to the severity of the incident, our team from Langwathby near Penrith also flew to assist. After extensive critical care on … Continued

Young girl thanks GNAAS for help after freak farm accident

Alannah Maher, from Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, was struck in the face by a heavy-duty chain while visiting her great uncle’s farm at Brough, Cumbria. The seven-year-old was sat inside a tractor with her sister Aoife while her grandad towed parts of a chopped up tree. But the chain pulling the wood snapped and whiplashed … Continued

Incident Round-up: 13-14 July

Sunday 14 July – Shotton We were activated at 2.57pm to Shotton, County Durham to reports of a parachute crash. Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 14:57 Mobile to incident 15:06 On scene 15:57 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air 16:08 Arrive … Continued

GNAAS busy on tragic day in County Durham

GNAAS sent two aircraft to two serious road traffic collisions in Newton Aycliffe and Wolsingham yesterday. In the first, the team flew to Newton Aycliffe at 12.57pm to reports of two cars colliding. Due to the severity of the incident, our team from Langwathby near Penrith also flew to assist. After extensive critical care on … Continued

Young girl thanks GNAAS for help after freak farm accident

Alannah Maher, from Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, was struck in the face by a heavy-duty chain while visiting her great uncle’s farm at Brough, Cumbria. The seven-year-old was sat inside a tractor with her sister Aoife while her grandad towed parts of a chopped up tree. But the chain pulling the wood snapped and whiplashed … Continued

Incident Round-up: 13-14 July

Sunday 14 July – Shotton We were activated at 2.57pm to Shotton, County Durham to reports of a parachute crash. Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 14:57 Mobile to incident 15:06 On scene 15:57 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air 16:08 Arrive … Continued

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