Our thanks to Cumbria this National Air Ambulance Week

We are marking National Air Ambulance Week by taking to the phones, writing postcards and sending emails to supporters for enabling our life-saving work in the county. Figures released to coincide with the annual awareness week show that our crew responded to 129 reports of road traffic incident and 65 of falls in the county. … Continued

Pride of Cumbria celebrates 15th birthday

What changes have you seen in your time at the Great North Air Ambulance? I’ve seen lots of changes. We’ve gone from very basic aircraft to modern aircraft, we’ve gone from being a simple air ambulance transporting patients to being a full critical care team performing critical care at the side of the road and … Continued

How to win a limited edition Miles the Bear t-shirt

It’s COMPETITION TIME! As the summer holidays approach, Miles the Bear needs an adventure! If you have a fun trip planned, we would love for you to take Miles along and submit your holiday photos, using the hashtag #MilesOnTour on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The best photo submitted will win a limited edition Miles the Bear GNAAS … Continued

Paramedic Jamie delivers talk to mountain rescue team

Members of Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team (TWSMRT) welcomed Jamie to their base in Durham. The team provides a search and rescue service for the whole of County Durham and respond to requests by the police to attend a range of incidents, from injured or lost people in the hills to vulnerable missing … Continued

We’re supporting National Blood Week

National Blood Week runs this week, June 10 to 16, aiming to increase the amount of people giving blood. Without the support of the public, our ‘Blood on board’ project would not be possible. ‘Blood on board’ allowed us to carry blood on our helicopters and rapid response cars. This meant the charity could deliver life-saving … Continued

Training for pre-hospital success

The course brings together doctors, paramedics and nurses to learn the intricacies of performing effective anaesthesia out in the field. It is led by GNAAS doctors and paramedics but in an atmosphere that encourages the sharing of experience between participants from different clinical backgrounds. The course content features a mixture of classroom learning as well … Continued

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