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

Air crash investigators arrive in Cumbria after glider crashes

A team from the UK Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) will seek to determine the cause of the incident, which left the glider’s male pilot with a head injury, according to BBC Cumbria: A glider aircraft has crashed on a Cumbrian mountain. It happened on Cross Fell on the Pennines this afternoon. A man’s been … 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

Bus accident response shows value of live-streaming service

14-year-old Karla Fish has been praised for the cool-headed way she responded after a boy was injured by a bus. The incident happened in Consett on Tuesday July 16. After alerting the North East Ambulance Service to the incident, Karla was contacted by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) to see if their crew could … 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

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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