After five years, the charity has replaced its orange two-piece suits with more contemporary red and black equivalents. Critical care paramedic Jamie Walsh said: “We needed new, better quality uniforms to meet the demands of a fast-paced pre-hospital care work environment. With our base move just around the corner, the time felt right to move away … Continued
The baby boy was described as being in a breech position, which means it has its feet facing downwards. This is a relatively rare occurrence and places both baby and mum at a slightly higher risk. Facing an hour transfer by road, GNAAS activated from its base at Durham Tees Valley Airport. GNAAS paramedic Tim … Continued
The use of this system enables our critical care team to gather as much information as they need about the severity of the incident prior to launching the aircraft. Our doctor and paramedic team can then make a better-informed conclusion on the extent of the incident. By simply sending a text message to the caller, … Continued
The Great North Air Ambulance Service is moving to Urlay Nook, near Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, later this spring. The move will see the charity’s back-office functions from Darlington and Newton Aycliffe relocating to the new site, with the critical care team and aircraft currently based at Durham Tees Valley Airport moving later in the year. The … Continued
Robert Hogg, 46, from Spennymoor, County Durham was driving his truck at night down the A69 near Haydon Bridge, Northumberland when he had a “coughing fit” and collided with another truck on 4 November 2018. He said: “I was delivering feed and I had what some people call man flu. About halfway through coughing I … Continued
The patient was assessed and treated by the GNAAS paramedic and doctor team and due to the nature of the injury they were flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The flight took 26 minutes.
Jonathan Thomas, 53, from Darlington, was paragliding with some friends on 17 July 2018 and had taken off from Captain Cook’s Monument for the second time that day when the weather changed dramatically, causing him to crash at an old quarry nearby. Recalling the incident, Mr Thomas said: “I was unpacking my glider getting it … Continued
The patient was assessed and treated by our critical care team and taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary by a NWAS road crew accompanied by our team.
Our doctor and paramedic team assessed and treated a patient and they were flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The flight took ten minutes.
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called out by Northumbria Police to locate the crashed glider as quickly as possible. Due to snow storm, low cloud, and the terrain of the crash site, we were unable to land in the immediate vicinity. Our paramedic and doctor team, along with Northumberland Fire and Rescue … Continued