Mascot naming competition

If you’re a teacher of a primary school, it’s time to get your pupils’ thinking caps on to come up with some brilliant names for our helicopter and paramedic mascots. The best name ideas will become the official names of our mascots, and the winning schools will also receive a special visit from our new … Continued

Road traffic collision near Darlington

Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 17:38 Mobile to incident from Teesside International Airport 17:44 On Scene 18:26 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air 18:34 Arrive at hospital 19:02 Returning to base 19:08 On base

Incident in County Durham

Our paramedic and doctor team assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital. Incident timeline: 15:06 Mobile to incident from Teesside International Airport 15:17 On Scene 15:48 Take off from scene, transporting patient  by air 16:02  Arrive at hospital 16:19  Returning to base 16:28  On base

The big impact of new blood warmers

The charity recently purchased the MEQU blood warming system to bring further improvements to the way it performs blood transfusions  throughout the region. The system includes a power pack and single use warmers, and can be easily set up in 30 seconds. In the pre-hospital environment, every minute counts, and it was previously identified that … Continued

Air ambulance stages firearms scenario for visiting clinicians

The event was organised by the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which is currently hosting clinicians from around the country as part of an annual training course. The course participants were faced with dozens of ‘patients’ with realistic, bleeding wounds, who had been injured in the simulated terrorist incident. The patients were played by student … Continued

Surviving a near-fatal car crash

  September 13th 2018 when life changed forever. I was driving to work – 7.30am. Beautiful morning, driving down a hill and a lorry was coming the other direction, a car went head on into me. A lot of moons collided at that point which enabled me to be writing to you now. The initial impact … Continued

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