We provide life-saving, critical care services by air and road across the North East, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and the Isle of Man. We receive no government funding, and are entirely funded by the generosity of the public.

The team

Our highly-skilled critical care team are the backbone of the life-saving work that we are able to carry out across the North East, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Find out about our critical care team as we undertake rescues throughout the region. Look out for:

  • Who coordinates rescues from our Airdesk?
  • Who has responsibility for safety onboard our aircrafts?
  • What do the doctors get up to when they’re back at our airbase?


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The bases

We have bases at Langwathby, Cumbria and Progress House in Eaglescliffe, Teesside. Find out a little more about them here, including:

  • How long it takes to fly from Langwathby to Carlisle
  • What is a forward operating base?
  • Where are we planning to move in the future?
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Proudly serving the North East, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Isle of man, the Great North Air Ambulance Service are honoured to have been able to carry our critical care interventions across the region for over 20 years.

There have been lots of changes to the charity in the last two decades as we have grown and been able to provide a more comprehensive service on a more regular basis.

Discover the story about how the Great North Air Ambulance Service came to be, and how we have grown into the life-saving service that we are today.

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Request a speaker

Did you know we regularly deliver talks in the communities we serve?

If you would like us to speak to your community group, we would love to hear from you.


Donate today, support GNAAS!

Running our bases and helicopters relies solely on the generosity of the public we work so hard to be there for. Please consider donating today and help us keep our fleet in the air!

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