Man flown to hospital after heart problems


The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a 78-year-old man who had suffered serious heart problems at Derwent Walk, Medomsley, near Consett on Sunday. The doctor-led trauma team assessed the patient before flying him to Newcastle’s RVI in a stable condition.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a 78-year-old man who had suffered serious heart problems at Derwent Walk, Medomsley, near Consett on Sunday.

The doctor-led trauma team assessed the patient before flying him to Newcastle’s RVI in a stable condition.

The flight took seven minutes; a journey which would have taken around half an hour by road. 

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