Our Cumbria-based crew attended seven incidents across Saturday and Sunday.
At 12.30pm on Saturday, we were called to Cockermouth where a male had become medically unwell and was experiencing a reduced level of consciousness. After a full assessment, he was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The flight took 15 minutes and he was stable on arrival.
At 3.30pm, the team were called to Levens, near Kendal, where a 55-year-old male motorcyclist from Lancaster had sustained serious chest and arm injuries in a collision. He was flown to the major trauma centre in Preston. He was in a serious but stable condition on arrival. The flight had taken just 16 minutes.
On Sunday at 10.13am, we were called to Sedbergh where a man had sustained serious leg injuries when he was crushed between a car and trailer. He was given advanced pain relief and then flown to hospital in Lancaster, where he arrived in a stable condition after a 12 minute flight.
At 12.20pm, a male motorcyclist, thought to be in his 60s, sustained serious head, chest and shoulder injuries when in a collision with a vehicle near Kirkby Lonsdale. He was flown to hospital in Preston, where he was described as being in a serious but stable condition. The flight took 15 minutes.
At 3.03pm, we flew to Haverigg where a 19-year-old male had sustained back and pelvic injuries while taking part in a motorcycle event. He was flown to Preston.
At 6pm, a call came in from Grasmere, where a 23-year-old male cyclist had become unwell shortly after completing the Fred Whitton Challenge. He was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary. The flight took 20 minutes and the patient was stable on arrival.
Finally, at 8.06pm, we were called to Morecambe where a nine-year-old girl had impaled herself on fencing after a fall. The fencing had punctured her abdomen. We flew to the scene to work alongside fire crews, North West Ambulance Service’s advanced paramedics and the North West Air Ambulance.
The patient was given advanced pain relief before being flown by GNAAS into Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The flight took 20 minutes and the patient was stable on arrival.
Senior aircrew paramedic Andy Mawson said: “She was very lucky. It could quite easily have been much worse.
“The crew would like to thank our fellow emergency workers and also the little girl and her dad for being so calm and brave during what was obviously a very traumatic experience.”