Hill top heart attack survivor thanks GNAAS

The 49-year-old from Middlesbrough was on a charity walk with his friends and family at the famous North York Moors hill when he started to feel unwell halfway up. Having often been described as the ‘fit and active one’ in the family, he was determined to reach the top. Mosh Spence managed to achieve this … Continued

Tommo and Bob Champion support Tom’s £13k race day

Mr Robson, who runs Jarrow-based environmental engineering firm Roflow, hosts the Sedgefield Racecourse Ladies Evening every summer to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). The charity has a special connection with Mr Robson after it airlifted his dying mother, allowing him to share precious moments with her before she passed away. … Continued

Step by Step Guide to Creating a Resuscitative Hysterotomy Manikin

Every year as faculty for the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Crew Course (PHEMCC), we sit down and try to see if we can improve the fidelity of our course. 2019 has been a very successful course, with (as every year) our pièce de résistance, a simulated road collision on the penultimate … Continued

Mother speaks of relief after glider crash teenager pulls through

Instead, Mrs Rastrick and her husband Phil drove six hours, almost the entire length of the country from their home near Southampton to Olly’s hospital bedside at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle. It was a frantic drive, and one beset by an overwhelming fear for what awaited them in the North-East. “I instantly … Continued

Air crash investigators arrive in Cumbria after glider crashes

A team from the UK Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) will seek to determine the cause of the incident, which left the glider’s male pilot with a head injury, according to BBC Cumbria: A glider aircraft has crashed on a Cumbrian mountain. It happened on Cross Fell on the Pennines this afternoon. A man’s been … Continued

Bus accident response shows value of live-streaming service

14-year-old Karla Fish has been praised for the cool-headed way she responded after a boy was injured by a bus. The incident happened in Consett on Tuesday July 16. After alerting the North East Ambulance Service to the incident, Karla was contacted by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) to see if their crew could … Continued

Training to be an air ambulance doctor: Kate’s story

Kate Allen is a registrar in the busy emergency department at Sunderland Royal Hospital. For the last year, she’s also been training as an air ambulance doctor with the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). It’s fair to say it’s been something of a culture shock to go beyond the relative luxury of four walls … Continued

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