Incident round-up: August 26 – 28


Here are some of the incidents attended by the Great North Air Ambulance Service over the Bank Holiday weekend: On Saturday at 4.50pm we were called to Whitehaven where a car had collided with a pedestrian.

Here are some of the incidents attended by the Great North Air Ambulance Service over the Bank Holiday weekend:

On Saturday at 4.50pm we were called to Whitehaven where a car had collided with a pedestrian. The male patient, believed to be in their 60s, sustained a head injury. They were flown to Royal Preston hospital. The flight took 22 minutes and they arrived in a stable condition.

At 5.39pm on Saturday we were called to Pooley Bridge, where a male child had fallen over and sustained a serious arm injury. They were assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic team and flown to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The flight took 15 minutes and they arrived in a stable condition.

On Sunday at 1.03pm we were called to assist North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in Grange, near Keswick, where a female cyclist, believed to be in her 30s, lost consciousness and had a seizure. She was flown to Royal Preston Hospital. The flight took 13 minutes.

At 2.10pm on Sunday we were called to Morpeth to assist North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), where a male, believed to be in his 20s had fallen from his motorbike. The patient sustained back and pelvis injuries and was assessed by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic team before being taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the NEAS road crew. The patient arrived in a stable condition.

At 3.55pm on Sunday we were called to assist North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) at Hamsterley Forest, where a male, believed to be in his 40s had fallen from his push bike and sustained life-threatening injuries. The patient was assessed by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic team before being placed in an induced coma and flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for ongoing treatment.

On Monday at 11.58am, we were called to the A590, near Crooklands, where a motorcyclist was involved in a road traffic collision and found to be not breathing. The patient was assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team and flown to Royal Preston Hospital. The flight took 19 minutes.

At 2.50pm on Monday we were called to Striding Edge, Lake District, to assist the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team after a male had fallen. The patient sustained serious lacerations to his face and a fracture to his skull. The GNAAS doctor and paramedic team treated him on scene. He was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and the flight took 30 minutes.

 

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