Homecoming for car crash survivor after beating COVID-19

Nick Copson, 47, originally from Woodland, near Bishop Auckland, survived a head-on collision near Witton-le-Wear on the A68 on 13 September 2018. Two critical care teams from the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) came to his aid and worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and fire and rescue teams. GNAAS paramedic Marcus … Continued

Dr Jeff Doran’s Go BIG or (Can’t) Go Home!

Jeff will be taking on two bike rides, the GYROplus (101 miles), and the GYRO base2base challenge (150 miles) as well as running 13.1 miles, the same length as the Great North Run. We caught up with Jeff to find out more about his challenge which has been dubbed ‘Go BIG or (Can’t) Go Home’. … Continued

Car crash survivor climbing Scafell Pike at home

Pete Coady, 37, from Darlington, was driving down the B6270 between Low Row and Gunnerside in Swaledale with his nephew Joe when his vehicle left the road and he crashed into a wall and down an embankment on 28 December 2017. Joe managed to get out of the car and only suffered a nasty cut … Continued

COVID-19 update from Italy

Simone Celi, an advanced nurse practitioner, works for the Regional Emergency-Urgency Agency (AREU) in the Lombardy region in Northern Italy. He originally visited GNAAS with a colleague to learn about delivering blood transfusions in a pre-hospital setting and observed the critical care teams at both Langwathby and Teesside International Airport for four days. Simone recently … Continued

“Without GNAAS I wouldn’t be here.”

Daniel Gilchrist, 66, and his wife Isabel, 63, were travelling from their home in Uddingston to Jedburgh to see one of their friends, who was about to get married. During the journey they decided to cross the border and grab a coffee, however they never reached their destination after they were involved in a collision … Continued

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