Incident in Silloth

Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before they were taken to hospital by a North West Ambulance Service road crew. Incident timeline: 15:13 Mobile to incident from Langwathby 15:25 On scene 16:01 Transporting patient by road 16:29 Arrive at hospital 16:50 Returning to base 17:06 On base

Incident Round-up: 22-23 June

Sunday 23 June – Kettlewell We were activated at 11.16am to Kettlewell, Skipton. Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 11:16 Mobile to incident from Durham Tees Valley Airport 11:34 On scene 12:16 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air 12:37 Arrive at hospital … Continued

Farmer crushed by hay bales returns to work

Simon Orpwood, 69, from Mindrum, Northumberland, was carting straw at Morris Hall Farm, Northumberland when the two bales fell directly on top of him. Recalling the incident, which happened in August last year, Mr Orpwood said: “I lay on the floor and said I’ll be alright in a minute and then the chaps tried to … Continued

GYRO: GNAAS Yearly Ride Out Q&A

The GYRO is a new fundraising challenge in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) which comprises two rides depending on your cycling ability – the Base-to-Base Route and the Challenger Route. The ride is the brainchild of a small group of doctors and paramedics from the North East, including paramedic Jamie Walsh and … Continued

Paramedic Jamie delivers talk to mountain rescue team

Members of Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team (TWSMRT) welcomed Jamie to their base in Durham. The team provides a search and rescue service for the whole of County Durham and respond to requests by the police to attend a range of incidents, from injured or lost people in the hills to vulnerable missing … Continued

Incident Round-up: 15-18 June

Tuesday 18 June – Brough We were activated at 4.57pm to Brough. Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 16:57 Mobile to incident from Langwathby – Rapid response vehicle 16:58 Mobile to incident from Durham Tees Valley Airport – air ambulance 17:14 Rapid response vehicle … Continued

We’re supporting National Blood Week

We’re supporting National Blood Week and World Blood Donor Day, because thanks to those who give blood, we have been able to administer 264 blood or plasma transfusions to patients since 2015. National Blood Week runs this week, June 10 to 16, aiming to increase the amount of people giving blood. Without the support of … Continued

Incident Round-up: 10-12 June

Wednesday 12 June – Hetton-le-Hole On Wednesday we were activated at 9am to Hetton-le-Hole. Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient on scene. Incident timeline: 9:00 Mobile to incident from Durham Tees Valley Airport 9:15 On scene 9:38 Patient treated on scene 9:47 Returning to base 9:50 Diverted Tuesday 11 June – … Continued

Incident Round-up: 7-9 June

Sunday 9 June – Ashington We were activated at 11.46am to Ashington. Our critical care team assessed and treated a patient before they were taken to hospital by a North East Ambulance Service road crew, accompanied by our team. Incident timeline: 11:46 Mobile to incident from Durham Tees Valley Airport 12:08 On scene 12:24 Transporting … Continued

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