Our crews were very busy over the weekend. Here are some of the incidents they attended:
On Saturday, we were called after a vehicle overturned near Wolsingham, County Durham. We flew to the scene at 10.28am and treated the patient on scene before flying him to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The flight took twenty minutes in very difficult conditions.
Yesterday we had back-to-back callouts in the Lake District. The doctor-led team were first called to Sharp Edge, near Troutbeck, where a female patient had been injured in a fall.
With her injuries not thought life threatening, and another emergency underway, we were diverted to Carrock Fell, where a man had become seriously unwell. He was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The flight took nine minutes.
In the North East, a man was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough after becoming unwell near Hamsterley Forest, County Durham. We flew to the scene at 1.24pm to assist North East Ambulance Service with the patient. The flight to Middlesbrough took 14 minutes.
At 3.51pm we flew to Sunderland after a patient was reported to have been trapped following a road traffic collision. We worked alongside North East Ambulance Service on scene. Thankfully the patient’s injuries were not as bad as first feared and they were transported to hospital by road.
At 5.19pm, we airlifted a man after a reported multi-car collision near Lanchester, County Durham. Our doctor-led trauma team flew to the scene to assist North East Ambulance Service with the patient who was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The flight took 12 minutes.