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Wisbech, woman suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Wisbech, woman suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Wisbech, woman suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 10:46am this morning, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Miss Jo Lambert) arrived in Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance - after a woman (in her 30's) suffered a fall through the ceiling panel of a stockroom.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had endured a suspected pelvic injury. The Magpas team then worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to administer pain relief and put measures into place to protect the woman's injuries. The patient was subsequently taken by land ambulance, in a stable condition, to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn for further investigation.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

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Norfolk, man suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Norfolk, man suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Norfolk, man suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 11:40am this morning, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived in Norfolk, to the west of King's Lynn, via the Magpas Air Ambulance - after a man (in his 70's) suffered a fall from the loft of an outbuilding.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had endured chest and arm injuries. The Magpas team administered advanced pain relief (providing trauma care at the scene) and put measures into place to protect the man's injuries. The Helimedix then flew the patient to Addenbrooke's Hospital (monitoring him all the way). On arrival at the hospital, he was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene / the patient and Helimedix to the hospital was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.
EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews were also present.

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Market Deeping, car vs tree - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Market Deeping, car vs tree - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Market Deeping, car vs tree - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 2:38pm this afternoon (18th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nathan Howes and Paramedic Ash Richardson) arrived in Market Deeping via a Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A car had left the road and collided into a tree, leaving a man (in his 60's) trapped inside the vehicle.

The Helimedix sedated the patient who suffered serious body injuries. After providing the man with trauma care at the scene, the Magpas team worked alongside a Fire & Rescue Crew, the Police and Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews from EEAST and EMAS - to remove the man safely from the car he was in. A Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance crew then flew the man, in a serious but stable condition, to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment.

**This incident highlights crucial partnership working between all the emergency services present.**

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Ex RAF commander gives back to local lifesavers

Ex RAF commander gives back to local lifesavers

Photo caption: Tom Fletcher in 2012, serving in the RAF in Afghanistan

Managing Director of Cambridge's Jackson Fire and Security has chosen to support Magpas after experiencing first-hand the importance of emergency medical teams.

Tom Fletcher, 30, served as second-in-command of a security squadron within the RAF, embarking on a 6 month tour of Afghanistan in 2012. During his time there, Tom quickly understood the vital need for the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) and its helicopter, which was effectively a flying A&E for those injured during the conflict. Squadrons relied on the MERT to provide critical care in medical emergencies whilst they were out on patrol. Luckily, despite never needing the MERT personally, Tom fully appreciates how crucial a service of this level can be, for patients with life threatening injuries.

Since coming back from the Middle East, Mr Fletcher thought it made absolute sense to support a lifesaving team close to home. The Huntingdon resident subsequently left the RAF to set up the Cambridge branch of Jackson Fire and Security earlier this year. After hearing about the specialist care Magpas provides in the area, Tom jumped at the chance to help out, kindly offering to provide both the Charity HQ and Helimedix base at RAF Wyton with free fire and security services.

Mr Fletcher said, "Providing free services for Magpas is my gift of thanks to this charity's specialist emergency medical teams. It's great to know that Magpas delivers trauma care to the East of England for those in life threatening situations."

For more information about Jackson Fire and Security, please visit: http://www.jacksonfirecambridge.co.uk/

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Bedfordshire, man suffers serious fall - Magpas Helimedix called out to him

Bedfordshire, man suffers serious fall - Magpas Helimedix called out to him

Bedfordshire, man suffers serious fall - Magpas Helimedix called out to him

At 10:45am this morning, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nathan Howes and Paramedic Ash Richardson) arrived in Bedfordshire, south of Kempston, via a Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after a man (in his 60's) suffered a fall whilst in an outbuilding.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had endured a head injury. The Magpas team administered an anaesthetic and put measures into place to protect the man's brain (providing trauma care at the scene). The Helimedix then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke's Hospital by land ambulance (monitoring him all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews were also present.

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Peterborough, man in skydiving incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Peterborough, man in skydiving incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Peterborough, man in skydiving incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 12:24pm this afternoon (15th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Tom Odbert and Paramedic Dan Read), arrived at an airfield in the Peterborough area via the Magpas Air Ambulance - after a man (in his 30’s) was involved in a free fall / parachute incident.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who suffered serious head, arm and leg injuries. The Helimedix anaesthetised the man (providing him with specialist trauma care on the scene), whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew. The Magpas team then flew the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital (monitoring him all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene / the patient and Helimedix to the hospital was: Pilot Jim Polwarth and Crew Member George Phillips.
All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

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Luton, moped incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Luton, moped incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Luton, moped incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 6:54pm last night (9th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived in Luton via the Magpas Air Ambulance - after a man (in his 20's) suffered a fall from a moped.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who endured a suspected hip and arm injury. The Magpas team worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to administered pain relief for the man and put measures into place to protect his injuries. The patient was subsequently taken to Bedford Hospital in a stable condition by land ambulance.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Andy Craigie.
Bedfordshire Police were also present.

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Skegness, man pulled from water - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Skegness, man pulled from water - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Skegness, man pulled from water - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 1:04pm yesterday afternoon (9th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived at Skegness beach via the Magpas Air Ambulance. A man (in his 20's) had experienced some serious difficulty whilst in the sea, he was quickly helped out of the water and then suffered a collapse.

The Helimedix assessed the patient whilst working alongside an East Midlands Ambulance Service Crew who were also at the scene. The man was then taken to hospital by land ambulance in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Andy Craigie.
Life guards, the coastguard and an RNLI crew were also present. Everyone worked extremely well together.

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Bedfordshire, man in motocross incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Bedfordshire, man in motocross incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Bedfordshire, man in motocross incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 4:42pm yesterday afternoon (9th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived at a motocross track in central Bedfordshire, south of Kempston, via a Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after a man (in his 40's) had fallen from a motocross bike.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had suffered chest injuries and severe breathing difficulties. The Magpas team administered enhanced pain relief (providing specialist A&E care at the scene), before accompanying the man to Bedford Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, a HART crew and a private ambulance crew were also present.

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Former patient David meets the Magpas Paramedic who helped to save his life

Former patient David meets the Magpas Paramedic who helped to save his life

The morning of August 9th in 2012 started off like any other day for David Johnson. He was in the car on his way to work, when he was suddenly involved in a road incident. His car left the road and collided with a tree, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

The Magpas team on shift that day, Paramedic Dan Read and Doctor Darren Reid, were called to the scene of David’s accident, arriving in the Magpas Rapid Response BMW shortly after the collision. David had suffered a serious head injury. The Helimedix anaesthetised David, providing him with specialist trauma care, putting him into a medically induced coma to help protect his brain. They then took him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance (monitoring his condition all the way), where he spent the next 3 months recovering.

Earlier this month, Cambridgeshire resident David, along with his wife Leisa and son Lucas, finally got to meet Dan, the Magpas Paramedic who helped to save his life that day.

“It was wonderful to visit Dan with my family and say thank you. Because of the immediate response from the excellent Magpas team, and the specialist care provided by Dan and Darren that day, I managed to make a full recovery. I hate to think what would have happened to me, and my family, without that care. My son was so happy to meet the team that saved his Daddy’s life.” David said.

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Cambridge solicitors take to the skies in the name of Magpas!

Cambridge solicitors take to the skies in the name of Magpas!

A group from Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge team courageously jumped out of a perfectly functional aircraft earlier this month (with a parachute on), as part of an annual Magpas fundraiser.

Solicitors Phoebe, Shereen and Rob all signed up to the Magpas Skydive in Peterborough, helping to raise even more money for the law firm’s chosen charity of the year.

On July 12th, the group arrived at the Sibson Airfield, looking slightly apprehensive, but on the whole very excited. After getting geared up and being briefed on what exactly they were letting themselves in for, Phoebe, Rob and Shereen were ready and raring to go.

Unfortunately, being a traditional British summer’s day, it then began to rain. Rain soon turned to monsoon, and it started to look like it would never hold up. After what seemed like hours of waiting around, there was finally a break in the clouds, and the sun made a long awaited appearance.

Seizing the opportunity, the skydivers piled into an aeroplane, ready to take them up to 12,000 feet, where they’d all make first ever tandem free fall.

Phoebe said, “I loved the experience - it was amazing and we all had an absolutely incredible time. The jump was totally surreal and I had a fantastic instructor from UK Parachuting who tested my limits of bravery and put my mind at ease! I can now tick this off my bucket list having fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition. I’m so pleased I helped to raise lots of money for Magpas!”

Antonia Brickell, Head of Communications at Magpas, said, “This brave bunch of lawyers have gone beyond the norm with their support, opting for this adrenaline fuelled fundraiser. We are hugely grateful to them for helping us continue to bring trauma care, by land and by air, to patients with life threatening injuries in Cambridgeshire, the East of England and beyond. If you’d like to find out more about next year’s Magpas Skydive then please call 01480 371060 (Option 2). ”  

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Bedford, road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Bedford, road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Bedford, road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 5.10pm yesterday (4th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Vijayasankar and Paramedic Dan Cody) arrived in Bedford via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a cyclist and a car.

The Helimedix assessed a man (in his 50’s) who had suffered a serious head injury. The Magpas team anaesthetised the patient (providing specialist A&E care at the scene), before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew, 3 EEAST Rapid Response Vehicles, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Peterborough, speedway rider injured – Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Peterborough, speedway rider injured – Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Peterborough, speedway rider injured – Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 5.31pm yesterday (2nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a serious collision at a speedway meeting.

The Helimedix assessed a man (in his 20’s) who had suffered a head injury. The Magpas team anaesthetised the patient (providing specialist A&E care at the scene), before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene/ the Helimedix and the patient to hospital was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew were also present.

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Nr Ely, road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Nr Ely, road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Nr Ely, road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 1.39pm yesterday (2nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived near Ely via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a car.

The Helimedix assessed a woman (in her 50’s) who had suffered multiple body injuries. The Magpas team sedated the patient (providing specialist A&E care at the scene), before accompanying her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew treated a male patient on the scene, before taking him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

The Police and a Community First Responder were also present.

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Peterborough embraces lifesaving fitness-fest

Peterborough embraces lifesaving fitness-fest

After the success of the first ever BRoW (bike, run or walk) for Magpas on Saturday it’s sure to not be the last!

The sun shone on Ferry Meadows in Peterborough as the first of the sporty fundraisers turned up to register and collect their wristbands, ready to take on the challenge ahead. There was even a visit from a special guest, the Mayor of Peterborough John Peach, who was there to open the event and wish everyone good luck.

The day went on as it had started.  There was a brilliant atmosphere as groups of friends and families came together to enjoy the event, raising money to help Magpas continue to save lives.

With the choice of a 5k bike or run, or a 3k walk round the Ferry Meadows Park, some keen individuals decided to go the extra mile, with one lady cycling 30 kilometres in total!

The grand fundraising total will be counted up by the end of the month, but in the meantime BRoW managed to raise £300 alone on the day for Magpas, thanks to a tombola stall amongst others, with prizes including two tickets to Newmarket Races and two tickets to a Peterborough United match (courtesy of Newmarket Racecourse and Peterborough United Football Club).

Anna Dutton, BRoW event organiser and Magpas fundraising volunteer, said, “BRoW exceeded all expectations. It was a fantastic day and I’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who took part, and to all the helpers and marshals; without them the event would not be possible. Everyone worked so well together and it all ran very smoothly; I’m already excited for next year’s event! This is all about helping Magpas continue to bring trauma care by land and by air, to those in life threatening emergencies.”

The next BRoW for Magpas will be held on 30th July 2016 at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. If you’d like to help out, or for more information, then please call Anna Dutton on 01480 371 060 (Option 2).

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Enter the Magpas Colouring Competition and win a VIP tour of the Helimedix base!

Enter the Magpas Colouring Competition and win a VIP tour of the Helimedix base!

If you're looking for something to do with the kids this Friday (31st July), then get involved in the Magpas Colouring Competition! 

Taking place at our Head Office in Huntingdon between 10am and 4pm. All you need to do is pay 50p entry and then get colouring! 

All pictures will be judged by our Helimedix team, with the winners to be announced on Monday 3rd August (the VIP tour will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 10am).

There will also be a stall selling cakes and all things garden related on Friday, so don't miss out!

Prizes:

Ages 5 and under – VIP visit to our Helimedix base, goody bag and a £5 charity shop voucher

Ages 6 to 9 – VIP visit to our Helimedix base, goody bag and a £5 charity shop voucher

Ages 10 and over - VIP visit to our Helimedix base, goody bag and a £5 charity shop voucher

 

For more information please call 01480 371060 (Option 2).

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Peterborough, man suffers fall from height – Magpas Helimedix called to him

Peterborough, man suffers fall from height – Magpas Helimedix called to him

Peterborough, man suffers fall from height – Magpas Helimedix called to him

At 11.17am this morning (27th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Rod Mackenzie and Paramedic Dan Cody) arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a man (in his 60’s) had suffered a fall from a ladder.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had endured a chest injury. The Magpas team then worked alongside EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews to provide the man with pain relief, before he was taken by land ambulance in a stable condition to Peterborough City Hospital.

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Nr Market Harborough, van rolls into ditch - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Nr Market Harborough, van rolls into ditch - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Nr Market Harborough, van rolls into ditch - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 1:53pm this afternoon (24th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Vijayasankar and Paramedic Steve Chambers) arrived towards Stoke Albany in the Market Harborough area via the Magpas Air Ambulance. A van had left the road and ended up on its side in a nearby ditch, leaving a man (in his 20’s) trapped inside the vehicle with head injuries.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who fortunately didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries. The man was subsequently taken to Kettering Hospital by land ambulance in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Adam Bright.

An EMAS Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew and the Police were also on the scene.

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Dunstable, serious road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Dunstable, serious road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Dunstable, serious road traffic incident – Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 4.58am this morning (24th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Dan Cody) arrived in the Dunstable area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a severe road traffic incident involving a single car.

The Helimedix assessed a young man (in his late teens) who had suffered a head and chest injury. The Magpas team anaesthetised the patient (providing specialist A&E care at the scene) before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew and the Police were also on the scene.

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St Neots, girl suffers arm injury – Magpas Helimedix called to her

St Neots, girl suffers arm injury – Magpas Helimedix called to her

St Neots, girl suffers arm injury – Magpas Helimedix called to her

At 2.56pm today (22nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Anne Booth and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived in the St Neots area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a girl had suffered a broken arm.

The Helimedix assessed the patient and provided her with pain relief. The girl was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew in a stable condition.

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