Virtual Fundraising: Team building from behind your desk

For most of these, all you need to do is set up a team JustGiving/fundraising page in your company name and list the participants! Social Media Use your company’s social media channels to host live events. Whether it’s a themed quiz on a Friday night with an after-work drink (or 7), an online auction or raffle, … Continued

COVID-19: GNAAS continues life-saving service

Our doctor and paramedic teams are being deployed to incidents in the same way as usual. However, we are only airlifting those patients who are critically unwell and on closed-circuit ventilation, which means there is a much-reduced risk of the patient spreading infection within the aircraft. We have been able to maintain this level of … Continued

All of your clothing donation questions answered

In the last year alone, donated items such as clothing, mobile phones and books, resulted in an incredible £378,200 donation to GNAAS. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to donate unwanted items, so we have compiled a list of the most common questions we get asked and answered them for … Continued

What was the air ambulance doing on ITV’s Vera?

We asked our paramedic, Lee Salmon, what his experience was like on set, and more importantly, if Brenda Blethyn’s company was enough to make him blush! What is your opinion on the show ‘Vera’? Vera is a superb drama, I love the characters and the cheekiness of the dialogue. It has an old school feel … Continued

Specialist paramedics train with GNAAS

We invited 14 North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) staff to work alongside our crew to build relationships that will lead to better care being delivered faster throughout the North East. NEAS is preparing to activate its team of specialist paramedics, who will respond to the more clinically demanding of incidents. On every shift, one specialist … Continued

The challenge of caring for children

The series, which follows the work of our crews, featured the story of Immy, who at just seven-years-old, punctured her femoral artery when she impaled her thigh on the brake lever of her bicycle. We spoke to Immy’s parents, Claire and Sandy Wood, and Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) paramedic Jamie Walsh to find … Continued

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