New kit launch day at GNAAS

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

GoodSAM an asset for critical care decisions

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

Volunteers needed to help maintain GNAAS’ new base

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

Adult sustains burns in Whitehaven

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.

Paraglider involved in serious crash thanks GNAAS

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

Glider crashes in Northumberland

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

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