Our crews had a busy day yesterday. Here is a sample of what they got up to:
*8.30am – A 16yo girl was flown in our Pride of Cumbria aircraft from The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with multiple serious injuries. The girl had been injured in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria and needed specialist treatment. The journey by road would have taken at least 1hr and 20mins but by air it took just 24mins. She arrived in a stable condition.
*2pm – A 57yo man suffered a serious allergic reaction while on a fell near Sedbergh (pictured). It is not known what triggered the reaction but after treatment by the doctor and paramedic crew of the Pride of Cumbria the man recovered quickly and did not need to be airlifted.
*3.35pm – A 20yo man suffered serious head, chest and pelvic injuries in a road collision near Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham. After treatment by GNAAS and North East Ambulance Service crews, the man, a driver of one of the vehicles, was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. The flight took 14mins and the man arrived in a stable condition.
*4.30pm – A young girl suffered a broken leg after being kicked by a horse at Bootle, Cumbria. She was treated on scene before being flown to hospital in Barrow. The flight took seven minutes and the girl was stable on arrival.