GNAAS now carry ultrasound equipment on board the aircraft.


The Great North Air Ambulance Service now carry ultrasound equipment on board their aircraft and rapid response car thanks to readers of the Cumberland News.  Readers are celebrating reaching the £20,000 target in the SkyCall Appeal for the charity. In just four months they’ve raised enough money to buy two portable ultrasounds which medics have already used to make life-saving decisions.  The ultrasounds – the size of a smartphone – are giving medics a clearer picture of the injuries or needs of patients. Now, the newspaper wants to make sure they have even more cutting-edge gear and hopes raise another £40,000 to buy two state-of-the-art defibrillators to carry on-board. The defibrillators they hope to buy are lighter and more technologically advanced than the kit currently carried by the crew. Grahame Pickering, chief executive of GNAAS, said: “We’ve amazed by the response to SkyCall and we’re absolutely thrilled that we’ve been given the opportunity to renew our partnership with the Cumberland News. “This money will make a real difference to people’s lives and will without a doubt benefit the whole of Cumbria.” .

The Great North Air Ambulance Service now carry ultrasound equipment on board their aircraft and rapid response car thanks to readers of the Cumberland News. 

Readers are celebrating reaching the £20,000 target in the SkyCall Appeal for the charity.

In just four months they’ve raised enough money to buy two portable ultrasounds which medics have already used to make life-saving decisions. 

The ultrasounds – the size of a smartphone – are giving medics a clearer picture of the injuries or needs of patients.

Now, the newspaper wants to make sure they have even more cutting-edge gear and hopes raise another £40,000 to buy two state-of-the-art defibrillators to carry on-board.

The defibrillators they hope to buy are lighter and more technologically advanced than the kit currently carried by the crew.

Grahame Pickering, chief executive of GNAAS, said: “We’ve amazed by the response to SkyCall and we’re absolutely thrilled that we’ve been given the opportunity to renew our partnership with the Cumberland News.

“This money will make a real difference to people’s lives and will without a doubt benefit the whole of Cumbria.”

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