Man who suffered brain haemorrhage thanks GNAAS for saving his life

One minute, Michael Hallas and partner Gemma Turnbull were planning a cinema trip. The next, Michael was gripped by the frightening medical episode which nearly killed him. The incident happened in October last year. Michael had been suffering headaches two weeks prior to the seizure, but nothing that could have forewarned what was to happen … Continued

Former GNAAS patient can ‘bearly’ wait to say thanks

Twelve months on, the university student is now back in Cumbria, preparing to restart her studies and couldn’t wait to get involved in volunteering for the Great North Air Ambulance at the Coniston County Fair. Ruth, who lives in Grizebeck on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, was travelling home on the … Continued

How to win a limited edition Miles the Bear t-shirt

It’s COMPETITION TIME! As the summer holidays approach, Miles the Bear is in great need of an adventure! If you have a fun trip planned, we would love for you to take Miles along and submit your holiday photos, using the hashtag #MilesOnTour on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The best photo submitted will win a limited edition … Continued

How volunteering with GNAAS can benefit your career

Not sure what you want to do in the long run? Volunteering can help you figure out what career suits you, and help you stand out during the application process. We spoke to our volunteer coordinator Ben McWilliams to ask him how joining in with the GNAAS Ground Crew can benefit you in your career. … Continued

Volunteer James Howarth takes over GNAAS Twitter

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is a charity. Last year, we were called out over 1,000 times and rely on the support from donations and volunteers to save lives. Today is our annual volunteer celebration event, and we are handing over our Twitter account to one volunteer to cover the day.   James Howarth, … Continued

How ‘ECMO’ treatment saved drowned schoolboy

In years gone by, the schoolboy would not have had a chance of survival. But thanks to specialist equipment and the expertise of healthcare staff, Kacper is making a strong recovery. Last week, just two months after the incident, he walked into the Great North Air Ambulance Service base at Langwathby to thank the charity’s … Continued

GNAAS crew recall schoolboy’s miraculous rescue

In years gone by, the schoolboy would not have had a chance of survival. But thanks to specialist equipment and the expertise of healthcare staff, Kacper is making a strong recovery. Last week, just two months after the incident, he walked into the Great North Air Ambulance Service base at Langwathby to thank the charity’s … Continued

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