Fundraising heroes: February 2020

The Bay Riding Group The Bay Riding Group raised £800 after hosting a show jumping competition and a raffle along side it. Redcar friendship group The Redcar Friendship Group For Widowed People regularly meet up to socialise and have supported GNAAS for several years. Collectively they raised £240 for our charity. The Crathorne Arms The … Continued

Hungarian woman joins Team GNAAS for Great North Run

Brigitta Vilmos was born and raised in Hungary but once she finished high school she travelled around Europe while studying for her University degree. She said: “I have a BSc in Management from a French Business School which has six campuses across Europe, so I studied during my first year in London, the second in … Continued

Tyne Valley Ices show their support for GNAAS

Zoe Phillipson from Tyne Valley Ices has been supporting GNAAS since 2014, always carrying the charity’s collection boxes in her van while doing her local rounds in Hexham and the surrounding area. She also has the charity’s pin badges for sale and all the proceeds she makes selling Solero Exotics have been donated directly to … Continued

Medics unite to improve critical care in the North

Around 45 people attended the event, where we shared ideas on how we can combine to improve patient care across the North of England. These training days are usually held independently by each service throughout the year, however for this month’s session it was decided the teams would work together. Andy Mawson, operations director and … Continued

What’s the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

In the last financial year our critical care team attended 302 medical and traumatic cardiac-related jobs. This included heart attacks and cardiac arrests. Jamie Walsh, GNAAS paramedic said: “Both a heart attack and a cardiac arrest are life-threatening medical emergencies, and you should call 999 immediately if you witness someone having a cardiac arrest or if … Continued

Couple in head-on smash praise GNAAS

John Stark and wife Marjory were heading southbound near Haggerston, Northumberland, when a van drifted into their carriageway and smashed into their car. The couple were driving to a wedding in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, from their home in Glenrothes, Scotland, when the incident occurred.  John, 65, said: “We saw a van in the distance, … Continued

Air ‘angels’ GNAAS feature in new film

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was just one of six stories from the North East featured in ‘Angel’, which was created by local video production and animation agency Three Motion Media. The film is part of the #UnlikeNEwhere campaign and captures the people and places that make our region special and explores what the … Continued

Witness appeal after road traffic collision in Gateshead

Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before accompanying them to hospital on a North East Ambulance Service vehicle. We want to become a 24/7 service. Click to help us. Speaking to the Chronicle Live, Sergeant Pinner Rana, of the Northumbria Police motor patrols department, said: “This was a serious incident that resulted in a … Continued

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