Air ambulance’s new doctor welcomes baby girl

34-year-old Ally Hogg from Edinburgh joined the Great North Air Ambulance’s (GNAAS) team of skilled doctors last year. Since then, he’s not only passed the charity’s tough sign-off process, he’s also just recently welcomed a baby Girl into the world. Holly Taylor caught up with him to find out more about his work, life outside … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS doctor Phil Godfrey

Phil Godfrey has been a doctor at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) for the past 12 years. Holly Taylor chatted to Phil to find out more about what his work involves outside of the organisation and what he likes to get up to in his free time. How long have you worked at … Continued

A day in the life of a GNAAS pilot

At the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), pilots are an integral part of the critical care team. After all, no pilot means no helicopter. Nigel Lynch has been a pilot with the charity since February 2021, before that, he had an extensive career in the military working all over the world and flying search … Continued

Say hello to GNAAS’ new chief pilot

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has appointed a new Cumbrian chief pilot. Kendal-born Phil Lambert flew into GNAAS ten years ago following a 22-year career with the Army. Phil, who works from the charity’s base in Langwathby, Cumbria, said: “I am so incredibly proud to head up a brilliant team of pilots at … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS doctor Nicola Schunke

33-year-old Nicola Schunke, from Southport, joined the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) back in August 2021 as their newest doctor. Nicola recently passed her sign-off which means she is now a fully fledged member of the critical care team. Holly Taylor chatted to her to find out more about her work, life outside of … Continued

GNAAS pilot JJ flies in for a second time

JJ Smith was chief pilot at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) for six years before jetting off to pastures new. He’s just flown in for a second time and Holly Taylor caught up with him to find out how he’s settling back in.  JJ, where are you from? So, I am originally from … Continued

Martin Levinson: In loving memory of a former patient

Sadly, Martin died before Christmas of natural causes. Although we never had the chance to publish his story in Martin’s lifetime, his family have asked if we would still share it.  This is Martin’s story… A walker needed the help of specialist rescue teams when a path collapsed, sending him tumbling onto a dry riverbed. … Continued

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