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M1 J12-13 Bedfordshire, motorcyclist injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

M1 J12-13 Bedfordshire, motorcyclist injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 6.37pm this evening (23rd) Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Simon Standen arrived at the M1 in Bedfordshire between junctions 12-13 via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a motorcyclist injured in a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a man (in his 30s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with advanced pain relief at the scene (giving him A&E level care). He was then airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.
 
Bedfordshire Police and the Highways Agency shut the motorway in order to allow the air ambulance to land on the carriageway. 
 
The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Dan Vickers and Crewmember George Phillips.
 
EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and an off-duty EEAST paramedic were also in attendance.
 
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Wisbech, car vs. ditch - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Wisbech, car vs. ditch - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 11.34pm last night (22nd), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldan and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Wisbech via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat two men injured when the car they were travelling in left the road and entered a ditch.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed one man (in his 20s) who was trapped inside the vehicle and had sustained a serious leg injury. They provided him with pain relief and assisted the Fire Service in extricating him from the vehicle. They then accompanied him by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn.

Another man (in his 30s) was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Skegness, woman seriously injured in house fire - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Skegness, woman seriously injured in house fire - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 10.38am this morning (19th) Magpas Doctors Andy Lindsay and Al Steel and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Skegness via the Magpas air ambulance to treat a woman injured in a house fire.

Working closely alongside medics from Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and an EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, the Magpas Air Ambulance enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her 60s) who was suffering from smoke inhalation. They placed her into an induced coma at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. She was in a critical but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

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Eaton Socon, man falls from height – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Eaton Socon, man falls from height – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 5.49pm (yesterday) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Eaton Socon via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a fall from a height.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 60’s) who had sustained an arm injury. They provided the man with pain relief and splinted his injuries so he could be safely transferred to Hinchingbrooke Hospital via land ambulance by the EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew who were also in attendance. He was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

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Nr Bury St Edmunds, car vs fence, tree & telegraph pole - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Nr Bury St Edmunds, car vs fence, tree & telegraph pole - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 2:35am this morning (16th), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Oliver Robinson arrived at a rural road north-west of Bury St Edmunds, via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a patient who was trapped - after a car had left the road and collided with a fence, then a tree and a telegraph pole.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a man (in his 30’s) who had sustained multiple injuries and gave him high level pain relief. The Magpas team then worked alongside a Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service crew, an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Suffolk Police to remove the patient safely from the car he was in. The man was then taken to West Suffolk Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment.

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Our medics learn skills for real-life rescues from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Our medics learn skills for real-life rescues from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Magpas Air Ambulance medics spent two days training with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to learn some of the advanced rescue skills needed to help people in life-threatening situations.

The two day training on 4th and 5th April formed part of a 2 week induction programme for new doctors and paramedics joining Magpas Air Ambulance. Joint training has been supported by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service for the many years but this year saw stronger links forged with the training team and a development of the programme. By collaborating during training the two services gain knowledge of how the other works before they are called to real-life emergency incidents across Cambridgeshire.

Led by Watch Commander Ben Fawcett, crews from the CFRS Training Centre based at Huntingdon Fire Station showed Magpas Air Ambulance team members how they extricate casualties trapped in cars and how they work in hazardous locations such as confined spaces and in, or near, water. Crews also practised working at height and firefighters from St Neots Fire Station helped familiarise the Magpas medics with procedures for working with dangerous substances and hazardous materials.

Dr Dwyer, one of the clinicians involved in the training, has joined Magpas Air Ambulance from Australia, while Andy Smith, an experienced Paramedic is refreshing his knowledge having served with the charity previously.

Commander Fawcett said, “Overall I believe the Training Centre staff got just as much out of the day as hopefully the Magpas Air Ambulance staff did and although we both have extremely high standards there is always room for improvement. What was really positive was how similar their staff are to our own in terms of passion, professionalism and even sense of humour.”

Associate Clinical Director at Magpas Air Ambulance, Dan Cody, said, “It’s really important for our medics to have the insight into the capabilities of partner emergency services and opportunity to practice these critical skills before they’re required in real emergencies. We’re very grateful for the help of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in supporting our training.”

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A5199 Nr Creaton, multiple casualties in 3x vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

A5199 Nr Creaton, multiple casualties in 3x vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 9:30pm last night (9th) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived at the A5199 near Creaton, Northamptonshire via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat two patients with multiple injuries who had been involved in a 3x vehicle collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her 50’s) who had sustained abdominal injuries, and worked alongside an EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew before she was taken to Northampton General Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The Magpas doctor and paramedic team also assessed a man (in his 20’s) who had sustained head injuries. They gave him enhanced pain relief at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying the patient to University Hospital Coventry. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), an EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, Northamptonshire Police and the Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Bedford, motorcyclist injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Bedford, motorcyclist injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.31pm on Sunday afternoon (9th) Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Bedford via the Magpas air ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a motorcyclist injured in a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a man (in his 20s) who had sustained a pelvic injury. They sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) and provided him with pain relief. They then airlifted him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge where he was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and two rapid response vehicles were also in attendance.

The above photograph is of the Magpas air ambulance at the scene of the incident, courtesy of Steve Chambers.

 

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March, woman falls from height – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

March, woman falls from height – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 4.03pm yesterday afternoon (6th) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson, Paramedic Ryan Warwick and Doctor D Vijayasankar arrived in March via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had been injured in a fall from a height.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 30’s) who had sustained head injuries before placing the woman into a medically induced coma, (providing A&E level care at the scene). The woman was then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s hospital and was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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New role: Assistant Retail Manager - applications open

New role: Assistant Retail Manager - applications open

Applications are now open for a new role in our charity shop operations:

Assistant Retail Manager

Temporary position for 3-6 months

37.5hrs per week, including weekend working

Salary: £8.25 per hour

Location: Working across 3 shops at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Sandy

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th April

We are looking for an experienced retailer who can help guide and manage our flagship charity shops in Peterborough, Huntingdon and Sandy.  We have an excellent group of loyal volunteers who have been supporting our Charity since the start of our retail operations and we now hope to complement this team with a paid manager who can use their retail experience to shape and create a long term and sustainable retail success for Magpas Air Ambulance.

Download the role description for more information about the position.

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to Amanda Haley, Retail Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of Monday 17th April.

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Nr Flitwick, cyclist with head injuries - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Flitwick, cyclist with head injuries - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 11.48am this morning (2nd), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in a school playing field near Flitwick via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat patient who suffered head injuries following a fall from his bike.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 70s), before sedating him (giving him A&E level care). They escorted the patient to Luton & Dunstable Hospital, where upon arrival he was in a stable condition.

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

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

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Melbourn, mobility scooter vs van - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Melbourn, mobility scooter vs van - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 3:10pm this afternoon (1st), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Melbourn via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a patient, following a collision involving a van and a mobility scooter.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her 40s) who had sustained multiple serious injuries. They administered pain relief for the patient before escorting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance. Upon arrival at the hospital, the woman was in a very serious but stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Paul Nolan.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.
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Hertford, car overturned at A10/A414 roundabout - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Hertford, car overturned at A10/A414 roundabout - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 3:10am, in the early hours this morning (1st), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Hertford via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat two patients who were left injured and trapped inside a car, after it overturned at the A10 / A414 roundabout in Hertford.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her late teens) who had sustained serious injuries. They administered pain relief for the patient whilst escorting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. Upon arrival at the hospital, the woman was in a stable condition.

The Magpas doctor and paramedic also worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to assess a man (in his 20s) - before he was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage by the ambulance crew for further observation.

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews, Hertfordshire police and a Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service crew were also in attendance.

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Peterborough charity shop moving to bigger premises

Peterborough charity shop moving to bigger premises

Thanks to the generous support of Peterborough shoppers we’re moving our charity shop to a bigger and better location opening soon on Bridge Street.
We’ll keep you up to date here and on the charity shop's Facebook page with the exciting plans for our new shop.

The shop at 45 Bridge Street will be closing in May and a new location has been identified on Bridge Street which offers more space.

A team of volunteers from recruitment firm, The One Group, helped in moving stock, clearing and tidying the shop in less than 6 hours on Thursday 30th March in anticipation of the closure. A big thank you to all who helped.

For more information about volunteering in our new shop or to donate items please email:

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or call 01480 371060 (option 2)

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Bedford, 2x vehicle serious collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Bedford, 2x vehicle serious collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 7.48am this morning (30th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a collision between two vehicles.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained a head injury. They placed the patient into a medically induced coma at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). Before an East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) crew airlifted the man, who was in a stable condition, to Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge.

An EAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Bedfordshire police and the Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Boston, man seriously injured in road incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Boston, man seriously injured in road incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 12:45pm yesterday (29th) Magpas Doctor Steve Corry Bass and Paramedic Alex Pearce together with Doctor Tom Odbert, arrived in Boston in Lincolnshire, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who was injured in a single vehicle road traffic collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had suffered badly broken bones. They sedated the man at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying the patient to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Steve Hunwicks.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Lincolnshire police and the fire and rescue service were also in attendance.
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Nr Peterborough, Magpas Air Ambulance lands on golf course to treat a man in cardiac arrest

Nr Peterborough, Magpas Air Ambulance lands on golf course to treat a man in cardiac arrest

At 11:12am yesterday (21st) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ollie Robinson flew to a golf course north of Peterborough. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 70’s). They administered general anaesthetic at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before airlifting the man to Papworth hospital. He was in a critical condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew that flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Steve Hunwicks.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Nr Bury St Edmunds, man injured in motocross incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Bury St Edmunds, man injured in motocross incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 10.39am yesterday morning (19th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Alex Pearce flew to a rural location near Bury St Edmunds via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a motocross incident.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained a leg injury. They administered advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care) before airlifting the man to West Suffolk Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Nr Wisbech, child injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Wisbech, child injured in collision with car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene
At 4.29pm this afternoon (17th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed south of Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a boy injured in a collision with a car.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the boy who had sustained a leg injury. They sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) and provided him with pain relief. They then airlifted him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
Cambridgeshire Police and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.
We have no further information.
At 4.29pm this afternoon (17th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed south of Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a boy injured in a collision with a car.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the boy who had sustained a leg injury. They sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) and provided him with pain relief. They then airlifted him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
Cambridgeshire Police and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.
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He’s afraid of heights, he’s an air ambulance Dr & he’s doing a skydive!

He’s afraid of heights, he’s an air ambulance Dr & he’s doing a skydive!

You could sponsor our very own Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid, who has decided to jump out of a plane at 13,000ft to raise vital funds for Magpas Air Ambulance!

Saad has been a doctor for more than a decade, and has worked in the emergency department for over 7 years. He worked in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan before moving to the UK with his family in 2012 to develop his career further. Doctor Saad Jawaid currently splits his time between working with Magpas Air Ambulance, forming one of the crucial members of our enhanced medical team, and at Royal Leicester Infirmary. Saad brings his specialist skills by land and by air to patients in life threatening emergencies across the East of England and beyond.

When talking about Magpas Air Ambulance and what he thinks of the charity Doctor Saad Jawaid says ‘It took no time at all for me to become thoroughly inspired by Magpas Air Ambulance. Over the last few months, I’ve attended numerous emergency call outs alongside a critical care paramedic, where we have needed to provide lifesaving treatments on the road side. These patients had little or no chance of reaching the hospital alive, but Magpas doesn't believe that quality care is limited to the boundaries of the hospital, as a result we take A&E level care to the patient.’

The fact that Magpas Air Ambulance relies on generous public donations to continue to provide essential lifesaving care is why Saad decided to take part in the annual Magpas Air Ambulance skydive. He explains ‘the crucial difference we can make has inspired me to fundraise and skydive for Magpas Air Ambulance - despite my fear of heights. It’s just beautiful to know that I’ll be able to pitch in a little for a charity that has been doing outstanding work, and setting the highest standards, for almost half a century.’

You can sponsor Dr Saad Jawaid and help him to provide critically ill patients with his specialist skills and the utmost level of care wherever they may be.

• £14 could pay for Saad to provide a seriously ill patient, who needs to be sedated at the scene, with a shot of Ketamine.
• £20 could pay for a thermal blanket, and as Saad said, ‘Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine is not all about blood and knives. A recent experience of attending a young patient involved in a car crash taught me that a fast heart rate and cold hands can be treated by a blanket, a warm ambulance cabin and few comforting words.’
• You could even sponsor him £55, which would finance the rapid response vehicle our doctors and paramedics use, when it is quicker to get to a patient by land, for an entire day.

Help Doctor Saad save a life and sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/saad-jawaid 

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