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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.

1,262

callouts in 2020

115,917

donations in 2020

£5.3m

cost of the service in 2020

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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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South Shields woman rebuilding life after car crash

Rebecca Dunn is rebuilding her life after the car she was travelling in collided with a truck while on the way to a nail and spray tan appointment. The 21-year-old from South Shields, was a passenger in her friend’s car when the incident happened on the A194(M) near Follingsby Park. She said: “I was on … Continued

Grieving husband of teaching assistant invites people to remember loved ones

Anne Dew, 72, taught at Kirkby Stephen Primary School, near where she lived, when she collapsed in the playground on 23 March. Her husband Phil Dew was on a work video call at home when someone knocked on his door to tell him she had taken ill. The 67-year-old said: “When I got there, she … Continued

Saving lives on the phone – a 999 call handler’s story

Recently we shared the story of Helen Dummett who survived a cardiac arrest thanks to the quick actions of her sons Elliott and Mathew. 49-year-old Helen had just arrived home in the Faverdale area of Darlington, when she suddenly collapsed on 20 May. Her sons rang 999 and spoke to a call handler called Hannah … Continued

South Shields woman rebuilding life after car crash

Rebecca Dunn is rebuilding her life after the car she was travelling in collided with a truck while on the way to a nail and spray tan appointment. The 21-year-old from South Shields, was a passenger in her friend’s car when the incident happened on the A194(M) near Follingsby Park. She said: “I was on … Continued

Grieving husband of teaching assistant invites people to remember loved ones

Anne Dew, 72, taught at Kirkby Stephen Primary School, near where she lived, when she collapsed in the playground on 23 March. Her husband Phil Dew was on a work video call at home when someone knocked on his door to tell him she had taken ill. The 67-year-old said: “When I got there, she … Continued

Saving lives on the phone – a 999 call handler’s story

Recently we shared the story of Helen Dummett who survived a cardiac arrest thanks to the quick actions of her sons Elliott and Mathew. 49-year-old Helen had just arrived home in the Faverdale area of Darlington, when she suddenly collapsed on 20 May. Her sons rang 999 and spoke to a call handler called Hannah … Continued

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