GNAAS trains firearms officers

The training which took place at GNAAS’ headquarters in Eaglescliffe was aimed at equipping firearms officers with medical knowledge that could mean the difference between life and death for critically injured patients. GNAAS paramedic and training manager, Jamie Walsh, said: “The purpose of the day is to help the officers deal with some of the … Continued

Meet GNAAS’ new medical director

Holly Taylor caught up with him to find out more about his fascinating career, his new role and what it means for the organisation. Chris, how long have you been a doctor at GNAAS? I’ve been a doctor at GNAAS for the past 12 years. What is your role outside of GNAAS? I’m employed by … Continued

GNAAS pilot Keith Chick retires

GNAAS pilot Keith Chick closed the hanger door on his three year career with the charity for the final time last week. Ahead of his retirement, Holly Taylor caught up with him. Keith, why are you leaving? Well, I have just turned 60 and legally you are only allowed to fly an aircraft with one … Continued

GNAAS’ new paramedic Jemma Kirby takes to the skies

Jemma, how does it feel to be part of the team at GNAAS? It really is a massive honour to be part of the team and such a privilege to work alongside such motivated and inspirational people. What was the interview process like? The interview was challenging and gruelling but at the same time, it … Continued

A successful first month for the Pride of Cumbria II

Fast forward a few weeks and the new Pride of Cumbria II aircraft has already completed 55 missions around the patch meaning lives saved and families kept together. The Dauphin N3 is based at GNAAS’ base in Langwathby near Penrith and will enable the charity’s critical care team to reach even more patients across the … Continued

GNAAS expands service in Cumbria to cover 24-hours a day

The service which goes live from tomorrow night will mean the charity’s doctor and paramedic teams will be available around the clock in the region on Friday and Saturday nights. Currently, the charity is fully operational in Cumbria on the new Pride of Cumbria II helicopter 12 hours a day between 8am and 8pm. As … Continued

Get to know GNAAS’ new chief executive

49-year-old David Stockton was appointed as our chief executive earlier this year, following a gruelling recruitment process.  David brings decades of experience in the commercial sector to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and we were keen to find out more about the man himself as he settles into his new role within the … Continued

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