Mission round-up: April 20th


The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was yesterday called to Rothbury, Northumberland, at 11.40am where a 42-year-old woman had fallen from her bicycle and suffered serious facial injuries.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was yesterday called to Rothbury, Northumberland, at 11.40am where a 42-year-old woman had fallen from her bicycle and suffered serious facial injuries. The GNAAS doctor-led aircrew assessed and treated the woman on scene before she was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle, in a flight that took just nine minutes. She arrived in a stable condition.

Later yesterday afternoon, at 1.45pm, the GNAAS Guardian of the North aircraft was called from the Teesside airbase to attend the scene of a road traffic collision in Ashington, Northumberland. The 42-year-old man was assessed and treated on scene for leg and pelvic injuries by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew before being flown to the RVI in a flight that took 20 minutes. He arrived in a stable condition.

At 2pm yesterday, the charity’s Pride of Cumbria aircraft was called from the Langwathby airbase in Cumbria to Simonburn, Northumberland, where a male was suffering from chest pains. The 64-year-old man was assessed and treated by the GNAAS aircrew for suspected heart problems before being flown to the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He arrived in a stable condition.

Today at 8.25am, GNAAS was called to Kendal, Cumbria, where man was found to be in cardiac arrest at his home. The GNAAS doctor-led aircrew assisted North West Ambulance Service paramedics to treat the man, believed to be in his 80s, before he was flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, in a flight that took 15 minutes. He arrived in a critical but stable condition. 

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