The GNAAS crew were called into action twice yesterday.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was yesterday called, at 2pm, to Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, where a 66-year-old man had fallen and sustained leg injuries. The GNAAS doctor-led aircrew worked alongside North West Ambulance Service to assess the patient, from West Sussex, before he was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital in a flight that took just nine minutes, the same journey by road would have taken around one hour. He arrived in a stable condition and is now receiving ongoing treatment.
Later yesterday, at 4.15pm, we were called to Berwick, where a 62-year-old male cyclist, believed local, had sustained serious head injuries after a collision with a vehicle. The patient was put into an induced coma before being given a blood transfusion en route to hospital. He was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The flight took 23 minutes. The patient was in a serious but stable condition on arrival.