Weekend Round-up: 10-11 August

On Saturday our critical care team were activated at 9.40am to Garrigill, Alston. Due to the bad weather in the morning, our team transferred from the helicopter to the rapid response vehicle and drove off-road to reach the scene. A patient was assessed and treated by our team before being taken to hospital by a … Continued

Team called out to Darlington, Seaham and Sunderland

Yesterday afternoon, the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s team in the North-East was called to back-to-back incidents in the region. An earlier incident in Darlington meant it was a busy afternoon for the team. The incidents were: At 2.25pm they were activated to the Yarm Road area of Darlington after reports of a medical incident. Our … Continued

Pride of Cumbria celebrates 15th birthday

What changes have you seen in your time at the Great North Air Ambulance? I’ve seen lots of changes. We’ve gone from very basic aircraft to modern aircraft, we’ve gone from being a simple air ambulance transporting patients to being a full critical care team performing critical care at the side of the road and … Continued

GNAAS battle high winds to save grandfather’s life

Peter Jefferson was at his cottage in Middleton-in-Teesdale on 7 October 2018 when he became seriously unwell. It transpired that the 67-year-old was having a heart attack. Luckily, he was not alone. Mr Jefferson’s granddaughter Emma had stayed the night and was being picked up by her father Ian when the drama unfolded. Mr Jefferson … Continued

Witness appeal after two incidents in Wigton

Our critical care team at Langwathby were activated at 2.01pm to Wigton after reports of a stabbing. Due to the nature of the incident, the North West Air Ambulance also flew to assist. After treatment on scene, one patient was airlifted by GNAAS to Royal Preston Hospital. The flight took 27 minutes. A spokesman from … Continued

Witness appeal after two tragic motorcycle incidents

Our critical care team based at Teesside International Airport were called at 12.23pm to Bedlington after reports of a motorcycle collision. Our paramedic and doctor assessed and treated a patient before accompanying them to hospital on a North East Ambulance Service vehicle. The full story is available on the Chronicle Live, where it is reported that … 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

Incident in Penshaw

Our critical care team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 12:38 Mobile to incident 12:51 On Scene 13:49 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air 13:55 Arrive at hospital 14:56 Mobile to refuel 15:06 At refuel 15:15 On base

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