A round-up of some of the weekend’s missions:
Saturday 26th: The Pride of Cumbria aircraft was called to assist North West Ambulance Service paramedics with a female cyclist who had fallen from her bike, while taking part in a race, near Buttermere. The aircrew doctor and paramedic and NWAS paramedics assessed and treated the casualty on scene, before flying her to Royal Preston Hospital.
Saturday 26th: The Guardian of the North aircraft was called to the A68 to assist road paramedics with a cyclist who had been involved in a high speed road traffic collision and sustained life-threatening injuries. The doctor and paramedic crew anaesthetised the patient, before performing surgery to stabilise him. The casualty was then flown to the major trauma centre at James Cook University Hospital.
Saturday 26th: The Guardian of the North aircraft and GNAAS doctor-led trauma team, assisted North East Ambulance Service paramedics, with the treatment of a male who had suffered serious leg injuries, after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car. The incident, happened at Newcastle, and the male was treated by all the staff on scene and needed advanced treatment before being taken the short distance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by road ambulance.