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Peterborough, man goes into cardiac arrest at football match - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.14pm on Tuesday evening (18th), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Dan Phillips arrived in Peterborough via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest at a football match in central Peterborough.

The Magpas medical team anaesthetised the man (in his 50s) at the scene, providing him with care usually only available in hospital.

The team accompanied him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital, where he was in a critical condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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B656 near Hitchin, man seriously injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

B656 near Hitchin, man seriously injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 5.40pm yesterday evening (17th), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Dan Read landed beside the B656 south of Hitchin, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called to treat a driver injured in a collision.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 30’s) who had sustained significant head injuries. They anaesthetised him at the scene (giving him A&E level care) before airlifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

The man was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Rob Davies.

EEAST Ambulance Service, Hertfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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A10 near Downham Market, motorcycle vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A10 near Downham Market, motorcycle vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 1.35pm this afternoon (14th), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Ash Richardson landed by the A10 near Downham Market, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a motorcyclist injured in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 60’s) who had sustained significant leg injuries. They then provided him advanced pain relief (giving him A&E level care) before escorting him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

The man was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

EEAST Ambulance Service and Norfolk Police were also in attendance.

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BRoW4 raise over £1,700 following Peterborough challenge!

BRoW4 raise over £1,700 following Peterborough challenge!

A fundraising group has raised £1,780 for Magpas Air Ambulance by organising a second successful event in Peterborough. 

Held in July at Ferry Meadows, the Bike, Run or Walk event encouraged people to get some exercise in their local park while fundraising for Magpas.

Founder and patron of BRoW4, Anna Morgan-Dutton, visited the Magpas Operations Base, along with other members of the group, to pass on the funds. Anna said it was "an amazing feeling" handing over the cheque to Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane.

The money raised will be used to provide lifesaving care available 24/7 in the East of England and beyond. A huge thank you to the BRoW4 team.

 

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A428 Caxton Gibbet, lorry v minibus RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

A428 Caxton Gibbet, lorry v minibus RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 6.33am this morning (20th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived near Caxton Gibbet via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat two people injured in a collision between a lorry and a minibus.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her 40s) who had sustained minor leg injuries and was taken by EEAST Ambulance Service paramedics to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

A second patient, a man in his 40s, was discharged at the scene after being assessed by the Magpas medical team.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Huntingdon, child injured in fall from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Huntingdon, child injured in fall from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 5.04pm on Monday evening (12th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Huntingdon, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a young girl who had fallen from a horse.

The Magpas medical team assessed the girl, who had sustained an arm injury, and provided her with pain relief.

She was then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where she was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

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Louth, man injured in lorry v car RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Louth, man injured in lorry v car RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.15pm on Wednesday afternoon (7th), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Louth via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man injured in a collision between a lorry and a car.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 80s) who had sustained multiple injuries and was trapped inside the car with another passenger. They assisted in extricating the man from the vehicle and gave him initial treatments at the scene.

He was then airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary, where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Steve Wood.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, Lincolnshire Police, EMAS Ambulance Service and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Huntingdon, child pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Huntingdon, child pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 4.36pm on Monday afternoon (22nd), Magpas Doctor Simon Lewis and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Huntingdon via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a child involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed the boy who had sustained head injuries. They then anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with care usually only available in hospital).

The team accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Flitwick, 2x pedestrians v car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 2.19pm this afternoon (9th), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Flitwick, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, after two pedestrians were injured in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed both patients, and treated a woman (in her 40s) who had sustained a head injury. They anaesthetised her at the scene (providing her with care otherwise only available in hospital) to protect her injuries.

She was then taken by land ambulance to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, where she was in a stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew treated the second pedestrian, a man, who had sustained minor injuries.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Simon Amos.

Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

 

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B1090 nr Huntingdon, man seriously injured in car v motorcycle RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.29am this morning (9th), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Dan Read landed beside the B1090 between Kings Ripton and Woodwalton, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a motorcyclist involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 30s) who had sustained multiple life threatening injuries. They then anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with care otherwise only available in hospital).

He was then taken by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’sHospital, where he was in a critical condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Simon Amos.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Our Summer Raffle 2016 winners!

A big thank you to everyone who bought and sold raffle tickets for this year's summer draw. The winning tickets were drawn on 28th July 2016.

There were 15 prizes up for grabs and the winning tickets were:

£3,000 - Winning ticket number 1036705

£1,500 - Winning ticket number 0961460

£500 - Winning ticket number 0740232

£25 - Winning ticket numbers 0445788 and 0705606

£10 - Winning ticket numbers - 0196011   0244224   0865786   0703151   0956284   0259996   0216871   0346486   0458327   0184727

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for your support!

Try your luck again in our Christmas Raffle coming later this year!

 

 

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A1101 nr Wisbech, man seriously injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

A1101 nr Wisbech, man seriously injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 7.02am this morning (2nd), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived near Wisbech, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a man who had been seriously injured when the van he was travelling in rolled over.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 20s) who had sustained serious chest injuries. They anaesthetised him at the scene (giving him A&E level care). The team then accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedics treated a further two people who had been injured, and assessed five who had escaped with minor injuries.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Annual golf day organised by The One Group raises £15,000

The ninth Annual Lifesavers Golf Day organised by THE ONE  GROUP in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance has brought their tremendous support to nearly £70,000! The event took place on Friday 8th July at The Bedfordshire Golf Club with a 12 noon 4 ball shotgun start with the now customary team, individual and “just for fun” competitions. Everyone taking part had a fantastic day out and raised the equivalent on the day of 25 life-saving missions for the helicopter, an amazing achievement. Each year THE ONE GROUP’S  golf day gets bigger and better, which puts no pressure at all upon Sam Price who organises the event with next year’s date already set in the diary for Fri 7 July 2017.

With offices covering the areas around Cambridge, Peterborough and Northampton, THE ONE GROUP is Cambridgeshire’s largest independent specialist recruitment consultancy. THE ONE GROUP’S specialist recruitment consultants offer unparalleled recruitment marketplace expertise across 5 specialist recruitment divisions : Accountancy, Executive Search, Human Resources, IT & Office Support. THE ONE GROUP delivers “RECRUITMENT AS IT SHOULD BE”.

From left to right Anthony Barnes, Director, Sam Price, Senior Consultant ,and Tristan Drane, Managing Director (pictured here with HEMS Crewmember Lee and Chief Pilot Richard) visited the Magpas air base yesterday to hand over their magnificent contribution of £15,000.

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Work experience students tell us why they loved being at Magpas!

Work experience students tell us why they loved being at Magpas!

Recently, we were delighted to welcome two work experience students from the St Ivo School in St Ives and one from Swavesey Village College into the fundraising department for two weeks.

Our three students, Lucy, Lily and Lucy, were all fantastic and got stuck in with a number of varied tasks and although they were primarily assisting within the fundraising department, they also helped elsewhere around the charity.

These tasks including helping update and maintain our database, creating thank you letters and posters for our supporters and many more besides. They helped out at a fundraising event, and also helped out with a stock take at our Air Ambulance base and even helped the weekly task of cleaning the helicopter!

We asked for the three girls to write a paragraph explaining their experiences with us:

“Hello my name is Lucy, I am in year 10 at St Ivo school, I study Art, Computing, History, Resistant Materials and also the core subjects. I have a big interest in Art and in the future I would like to link my art into my job, doing work experience at Magpas was a great choice, the staff here are very welcoming, the building feels like a home and the place has a very enthusiastic atmosphere. At Magpas I was assigned various jobs including, inputting information into the Database, sorting the medical equipment and labelling it at the base and also helping the staff in the office with various jobs like sorting, paperwork, helping with various office jobs to keep the charity running. Magpas wasn’t just all the continuous amount of jobs it had its enjoyable parts as well, seeing the team getting ready for a call out at the base, doing small interesting jobs for the staff here. Another reason why I chose to do Magpas for my work experience was because I saw there was going to be work in a shop situation and selling products for a business which I am interested in doing in the future.”

“My name is Lily Steward-Brown and I go to St Ivo School and I’m currently in Year 10. I am doing Art, Geography, Film and Media Studies and French for my GCSE’s and I hope to take Law, Art and Chemistry in Sixth Form. I chose Magpas Air Ambulance for my work experience because my auntie is Head of Operations and I have grown up attending events with Magpas. I have enjoyed my time at Magpas and it has helped me learn a lot about the charity and who it takes to run it, I was amazed at all the hard work put in and skills everyone has.

The types of jobs we did were very varied and we didn’t do the same thing every day. At the base in Wyton, we did stock checks for all the necessary equipment for the Doctors and Paramedics. At Headquarters in Huntingdon, we helped do a lot of jobs that were very important to the fundraising department. We helped run totals and counting the collection tins of events that we went to, which we then filled out a donation form for.

I have really enjoyed my time at Magpas and I hope to volunteer in the future. I have learnt a lot about the charity and the roles and people it takes to keep it up and running, I have also learnt about what kind of job I would like in the future.”

“My name is Lucy Slade and I am in year 10 at Swavesey Village College. I take GCSE sport, spanish, history and geography and I would love to take psychology and sociology in college. I have really enjoyed my work experience placement with Magpas Air Ambulance because it has helped me get a clearer idea of what I would like to do when I am older. I felt like I was doing something beneficial for the charity as there are many different jobs that need to be done that I was able to help with. For example, at the Wyton base we did stock checks for the medical equipment and filled in order forms for any required equipment, I also updated the necessary information on their database. At the HQ in Huntingdon we helped organise the charity stall, as well as counting money from collection tins from events that we have attended. The things I have enjoyed most about work experience is going to events and collecting donations and being able to watch the doctors and paramedics during their training or even going off to accidents. I didn’t realise how many different and important roles there were within the charity and doing work experience at Magas has helped me realise how people can help in such a variety of ways”

All three girls were a create to their schools and did a wonderful job whilst with us on their work experience, so a huge thank you to Lucy P, Lily and Lucy S for all their hard work.

We are always on the lookout for work experience helpers to come in and learn from and assist in the Fundraising Department. If this may be of interest to you please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

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A busy month of fundraising!

A busy month of fundraising!

We have had many, many exciting and varied fundraising events and supporter engagement over the last few weeks.

Gibbs Denley Insurances Services are celebrating their 25th anniversary and chose Magpas as their charity of the year. To celebrate these two things, they put on a sponsored static cycle ride to cover the distance between there three offices in Swavesey, Bury St Edmunds and Chelmsford – some 80 miles. The 80 miles also covered the distance of previous Magpas incidents, so ever mile they cycled was the route that our emergency team had done. This was a great motivational tool and a way to learn about some of our former patients’ and the varied incidents that our team undertake.
Gibbs Denley have raised nearly £600 and their Just Giving page is still open: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cycle-for-magpas

We went to visit the children at the Sunflower seed pre-school near Peterborough to tell them all about Magpas Air Ambulance and to show them some of our equipment and support car. The school are longtime supporters of Magpas, and even have their own dedication wall full of lovely pictures and drawings of our helicopter. The children asked lots of questions and engaged in learning all about our lifesaving service

Over at Sibson Airfield lots of Magpas supporters jumped out of a plane and skydived all in aid of Magpas!
A whole host of brave (foolhardy?) Magpas supporters skydived in slightly windy, but sunny conditions. Our incredible jumpers were Jenny Luckett, raising £175, Alex Davenport raising £690, Dave Moore raising £3,640 and Lauren Payne raising £350. Our other jumper was Dudley who completed his jump on his Golden Wedding Anniversary! Dudley was inspired to jump after hearing a talk at his local Rotary club by Magpas and signed up immediately after!

We welcomed new supporters from The Animal Experience team to the base who are proud supporters of Magpas Air Ambulance. Thanks for coming Hazel, Kayleigh, Lee and little Charlie.

Finally, the staff at Waitrose Cambridge cycled 335 miles over 23 hours from Cambridge to Paris, on one static bike. The team took over the foyer, created t-shirts and posters, as well as making cupcakes and along with generous donations from the public, raised an incredible £1,613.95.

We would like to thank all our fantastic fundraisers and supporters for the varied, diverse, and inspirational fundraising that they have done for Magpas Air Ambulance.

 

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St Albans, man injured in fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

St Albans, man injured in fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.45pm on Monday afternoon (18th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in St Albans, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a man  who had fallen from a significant height at a construction site.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 20s) who had sustained suspected pelvic and back injuries. They put measures in place to protect his injuries and coordinated efforts to extricate the patient from the site.

He was then taken by land ambulance to Watford General Hospital, where he was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Matt Tacon and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Hertfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Royston, woman suffers serious allergic reaction - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Royston, woman suffers serious allergic reaction - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 12.46pm this afternoon (15th), Magpas Doctor Andrew Lindsay and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Royston, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a woman who had suffered a serious allergic reaction after being stung by bees.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 30s) and provided her with advanced pain relief, antihistamines and anti-sickness medication.

She was then taken by land ambulance to Lister Hospital, Stevenage in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Rob Davies.

An EEAST paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Nr Oundle, many injured in bus v car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Oundle, many injured in bus v car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.14pm on Thursday afternoon (14th), Magpas Doctors Leigh Bissett and Dhakshinamoorthy Vijayasankar and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed near Oundle, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a number of people injured when the bus they were travelling in collided with a car.

Magpas Air Ambulance was one of the first emergency medical resources on scene and assisted an EMAS ambulance officer to assess the situation and declare a major incident. Other emergency services, including the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, arrived shortly after.

As the first air ambulance team on scene, the Magpas medical team took the crucial role of triaging the injured patients.

Excellent working between all agencies ensured 23 patients were quickly triaged, with many treated at the scene and several taken to hospital by land ambulance. One patient was airlifted by the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The Hazardous Area Response Team, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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A1(M) nr Alconbury, lorry v cars - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A1(M) nr Alconbury, lorry v cars - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.37am this morning (13th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Dan Cody landed beside the A1(M) near Alconbury, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a woman injured in a collision between a lorry and multiple cars.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 20s) who was trapped inside her vehicle, and who had sustained multiple minor injuries. The medical team assisted Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and EEAST Ambulance Service with extricating the woman from the vehicle.

She was then taken by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Nr Warboys, man injured in road traffic incident - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

At 1:04am in the early hours of this morning (10th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Dan Read arrived at a rural location, north of Warboys, via the Magpas rapid response vehicle. They were called out to treat a man (in his 50’s) who was involved in a single vehicle road traffic incident.

The Magpas medical team assessed the patient who had suffered an arm injury. They then worked alongside Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, an EEAST paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police to move the man safely out of the car he was in - and into the back of a land ambulance. The Magpas team gave the patient pain relief and he was taken to Peterborough City Hospital, by land, in a stable condition.

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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

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