Incident round-up: August 19 and 20


Thanks to your support, this weekend we were able to help the following people: On Saturday at 12.15pm, we were called to Orton, near Penrith, where a woman, believed to be in her 70s, suffered a heart attack in her home.

Thanks to your support, this weekend we were able to help the following people:

On Saturday at 12.15pm, we were called to Orton, near Penrith, where a woman, believed to be in her 70s, suffered a heart attack in her home. The patient was assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic team before being airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The flight took 12 minutes and she arrived in a stable condition.

On Saturday at 1.35pm we were called to Hart Side in the Lake District, where a man, believed to be in his 40s, fell off his bike after hitting a pothole. The patient sustained head, shoulder, back and chest injuries and was treated on scene by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team before being flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle. The flight took 15 minutes and he arrived in a stable condition.

A man was airlifted from South Shields on Saturday after a serious fall left him with head injuries. We were called at 2.56pm. Our team worked alongside North East Ambulance Service in treating the patient on scene, before we flew him to the RVI for ongoing treatment. The flight took five minutes and the patient was stable on arrival.

On Sunday at 10.40am we were called to a motocross event near Sedbergh, Cumbria, where a man, believed to be in his 60s, had suffered a cardiac arrest. Event medics used a defibrillator on the patient before he was anaesthetised by the GNAAS paramedic and doctor team and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The flight took 15 minutes and he arrived in a stable condition.

On Sunday at 1.32pm we were called to Leadgate, County Durham, where a male was involved in a motorcycle collision. He had sustained spinal injuries and was flown to the RVI. The flight took five minutes and the man was stable on arrival.

 

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