Our new CEO

David Stockton brings decades of experience in the commercial sector to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Prior to arriving at GNAAS, the 49-year-old ran his own businesses, focussing primarily on healthcare and retail in the Teesside and Tyneside areas. Recently, he also spent five years working at board level within a multi-billion pound … Continued

The Air Angels Ball is back

After a year’s hiatus the charity’s Air Angels Ball is back, promising a dazzling night of glamour, stunning entertainment, fantastic food and plenty of surprises. This will be the first big social event hosted by the charity since COVID-19 restrictions cancelled many of their plans. The event takes place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on … Continued

Grahame Pickering MBE leaves GNAAS

Grahame Pickering MBE, who started the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), has departed the organisation due to ongoing health issues after more than 20 years of dedicated service. Mr Pickering built GNAAS from the ground up and introduced a series of initiatives in the region that have gone on to become commonplace throughout the … Continued

Farewell Jay Steward

Jay has always been an incredibly supportive, positive and approachable colleague who will be dearly missed. We think our director of operations Andy Mawson sums up how we’re all feeling. He said: “It has been a devastating blow to the team to lose Jay. His ‘can do’ approach and boundless positivity will be missed by … Continued

Woman thrown off horse supports Race to the Base

Angela Ward, 51, from Boosbeck, near Saltburn, was out horse riding with her friend in Errington Woods when her horse Rosie suddenly bucked and threw her off. Angela said: “My friend who was with me asked if I was ok, I said yeah fine, then I sat up and looked at my foot, which was … Continued

Next generation air ambulance heading to Cumbria

As the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) thirty-year-old workhorse comes to the end of its life as an air ambulance, the charity has moved to replace it with a younger, more powerful helicopter. The charity said the additional power and versatility of the Dauphin N3 aircraft will enable it to reach even more patients … Continued

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