Pride of Cumbria celebrates 15th birthday

What changes have you seen in your time at the Great North Air Ambulance? I’ve seen lots of changes. We’ve gone from very basic aircraft to modern aircraft, we’ve gone from being a simple air ambulance transporting patients to being a full critical care team performing critical care at the side of the road and … 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

Paramedic Jamie delivers talk to mountain rescue team

Members of Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team (TWSMRT) welcomed Jamie to their base in Durham. The team provides a search and rescue service for the whole of County Durham and respond to requests by the police to attend a range of incidents, from injured or lost people in the hills to vulnerable missing … Continued

We’re supporting National Blood Week

National Blood Week runs this week, June 10 to 16, aiming to increase the amount of people giving blood. Without the support of the public, our ‘Blood on board’ project would not be possible. ‘Blood on board’ allowed us to carry blood on our helicopters and rapid response cars. This meant the charity could deliver life-saving … Continued

Training for pre-hospital success

The course brings together doctors, paramedics and nurses to learn the intricacies of performing effective anaesthesia out in the field. It is led by GNAAS doctors and paramedics but in an atmosphere that encourages the sharing of experience between participants from different clinical backgrounds. The course content features a mixture of classroom learning as well … Continued

Award-winning paramedic joins GNAAS

Steve Miles, from Cramlington, was a senior paramedic at the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), before joining GNAAS, which has bases at Durham Tees Valley Airport and Langwathby in Cumbria. Mr Miles first joined NEAS as a trainee advanced technician in 2003 before qualifying as a paramedic in 2006. In 2017 he won the Emergency … 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

Schoolboy revived after 25 minutes under river water

The story of Kacper Krauze, 13, of Appleby, has been described as a “miracle” after he walked into the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Cumbria base to meet some of those who saved his life. GNAAS worked alongside fire crews, police, ambulance and staff from an Appleby medical practice in the aftermath of the … Continued

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