On Tuesday we used the GoodSAM service to assess the severity of an incident near Bardon Mill before making the decision to deploy our aircraft.
A lorry and a car had collided on the A69 near Haltwhistle, and before flying to the incident, we were able to view the scene on a bystander’s smartphone, using the GoodSAM service.
As well as shaping our decision to respond, this game-changing development also allows our team to more fully prepare for the incident they are about to face.
After getting a live look at the nature and extent of injuries sustained by the patient through their smartphone camera, our critical care team flew to the scene.
They assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital for further care.
For more information about how we use GoodSAM, please visit: https://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/our-work/news-events/news/goodsam-an-asset-for-critical-care-decisions
14:21 Mobile to incident from Durham Tees Valley Airport
14:50 On scene
15:44 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air
15:58 Arrive at hospital
16:56 Mobile to refuel
17:04 At refuel
18:35 Returning to base
18:56 On base