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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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Training to be an air ambulance doctor: Kate’s story

Kate Allen is a registrar in the busy emergency department at Sunderland Royal Hospital. For the last year, she’s also been training as an air ambulance doctor with the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). It’s fair to say it’s been something of a culture shock to go beyond the relative luxury of four walls … Continued

How to become an air ambulance doctor

Doctors enable a range of treatments and drug interventions that elevate the service from just a means of patient transport to a flying critical care unit capable of carrying out surgeries and blood transfusions on the roadside. But the job of air ambulance doctor is not for everyone. “When you are out there, you don’t … 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

Training to be an air ambulance doctor: Kate’s story

Kate Allen is a registrar in the busy emergency department at Sunderland Royal Hospital. For the last year, she’s also been training as an air ambulance doctor with the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). It’s fair to say it’s been something of a culture shock to go beyond the relative luxury of four walls … Continued

How to become an air ambulance doctor

Doctors enable a range of treatments and drug interventions that elevate the service from just a means of patient transport to a flying critical care unit capable of carrying out surgeries and blood transfusions on the roadside. But the job of air ambulance doctor is not for everyone. “When you are out there, you don’t … 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

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