At 2:50pm yesterday the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) were called to a woman who had been knocked to the ground by a large dog near Consett.
The 80-year-old from the local area was in the middle of a field which was inaccessible by road.
The patient who had suffered a suspected broken hip and was in a lot of pain, was given pain relief by the GNAAS doctor before being transported to hospital by NEAS paramedics in a land ambulance.
Later, that day, at 5:30pm, GNAAS were called to a woman who had fallen while out walking at Catbells in Cumbria.
The woman had sustained a head and arm injury.
After an assessment at scene, the patient was assisted to the helicopter by members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team before being flown to Cumberland Infirmary. The flight took 11 minutes.