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Kettering, man injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Kettering, man injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 8.35am this morning (13th), Magpas Doctors Richard Booker and Anne Booth and Paramedic Ryan Warwick arrived in Kettering via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man injured when the van he was travelling in left the road.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 60’s), who had sustained a leg injury and was trapped inside the vehicle. They gave him advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care) to allow the Fire and Rescue Service to extricate him from the van. The man was then taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry in a stable condition.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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B1043 nr Huntingdon, woman injured in 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

B1043 nr Huntingdon, woman injured in 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 6.19pm yesterday evening (12th), Magpas Doctors Richard Booker and Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Cody arrived at the B1043 near Huntingdon via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a woman injured in a collision between two cars.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 20’s), who had sustained a leg injury and was trapped inside the vehicle. They gave her advanced pain relief (providing her with A&E level care) to allow the Fire and Rescue Service to extricate her from the car. The team then accompanied the woman by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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Ramsey, woman suffers asthma attack - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Ramsey, woman suffers asthma attack - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 10.02am this morning (12th) Magpas Doctors Richard Booker and Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in Ramsey via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman suffering an asthma attack.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 30s) and assisted the ambulance crew in giving her advanced medication to relieve the attack. They then accompanied her by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. She was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Craig Redman and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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March, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

March, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 10.34am on Sunday morning (11th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Dan Read landed in March via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a female pedestrian involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 50s) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They then sedated her at the scene (giving her A&E level care) before air lifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

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A6 Bedford, car vs tree - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A6 Bedford, car vs tree - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 1:48pm this afternoon (8th), Magpas Doctor Steve Cory-Bass, Paramedic Dan Cody and Doctor Simon Lewis landed just south of the A6 near Bedford, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called out to a car that had left the road and collided with a tree.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her late teens) who had sustained a serious head injury. They worked alongside a Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue team and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to move the patient safely out of the vehicle. The Magpas doctors and paramedic then anesthetised the young woman at the scene (giving her A&E level care), before air lifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The Magpas team also assessed a man (in his late teens) who suffered minor injuries.

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

Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

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Flitwick, man seriously injured in fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Flitwick, man seriously injured in fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 12.54pm this afternoon (5th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedics Alex Pearce and Dan Cody landed in Flitwick via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man injured in a fall down stairs.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 70s) who had sustained a serious head injury. They then anesthetised him at the scene (giving him A&E level care) before air lifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who 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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Peterborough, car vs motorcycle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Peterborough, car vs motorcycle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.10pm last night (1st), Magpas Doctor Ed Barnard and Paramedic Keiran Bromley arrived in Peterborough, via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

The Magpas medical assessed the man (in his 20’s), who had sustained multiple injuries, and gave him advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care). The team then accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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King’s Lynn, man injured in boating incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

King’s Lynn, man injured in boating incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in King’s Lynn this morning (1st), via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man  injured in a boating incident.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his teens) who had sustained abdominal and pelvic injuries. They provided him with advanced pain relief (giving him A&E level care) before air lifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

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

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

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Boston, cyclist airlifted to hospital by Magpas Air Ambulance following collision

Boston, cyclist airlifted to hospital by Magpas Air Ambulance following collision

At 9.32am this morning (30th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Boston, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a cyclist injured when he was involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 90’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They provided him with pain relief and sedated him before air lifting him to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. The patient 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 Rob Davies.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Lincolnshire Police were also in attendance.

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Ely, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Ely, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 6.46am this morning (28th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Ely, via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team resuscitated the man (in his 40’s) before placing him in an induced coma (providing him with A&E level care). The team then accompanied him by land ambulance to Papworth Hospital. He was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Magpas Air Ambulance awarded £1 million from LIBOR fund

Magpas Air Ambulance awarded £1 million from LIBOR fund

Magpas Air Ambulance is delighted with the Chancellor’s announcement, during today’s Autumn Statement, that we will receive £1 million from the LIBOR fund.

Magpas Air Ambulance provides lifesaving care by land and air from our operations base at RAF Wyton, and has done so since 2007.

The LIBOR funding will be put directly towards a new operations base, which we plan to complete by mid-2018, following the notice that we must vacate RAF Wyton in late 2018 or early 2019.

We are proud of our record in saving lives across the East of England and beyond. Magpas Air Ambulance needs to raise around £4.8m to keep our service running 24/7, as ever that funding comes in the form of public donations and subscriptions to our lottery.

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO Daryl Brown went on to say, “We’re thrilled that the government shares our vision for the future at Magpas Air Ambulance, which saves countless lives and is a leader in the training of trauma care doctors and paramedics across the country”.

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Hardwick Stores looking to beat previous years’ efforts in charity Christmas raffle

Hardwick Stores looking to beat previous years’ efforts in charity Christmas raffle

A family-run business in Hardwick is hoping to smash its previous fundraising goals for local lifesaving charity Magpas Air Ambulance by holding a Christmas raffle.

Tejinder and Emma Bhachu, the owners of Nisa Hardwick Stores, have supported the charity for more than a decade. For the past two years, the family have successfully held a Christmas raffle with the help of local businesses and customers, raising over £1,000.

This year, the couple hope to raise even more by offering a wide selection of prizes ranging from pet, beauty and Christmas hampers to beer vouchers.

Emma Bhachu said, “Our customers have shown their consistent generosity over the past couple of years, and we want to continue to support this fantastic charity. Next time you’re in the area, please drop in and get involved in our raffle!”

The money raised will support Magpas Air Ambulance which brings advanced care in the East of England and beyond to people in life-threatening situations. The service is funded by public donations and receives no direct Government funding.

Tickets are available now for only £1 from the shop at 99 Cambridge Road, Hardwick. Winning tickets will be drawn at midday on Wednesday 21st December, where free mince pies and hot mulled wine will also be available!

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Enter our Christmas Raffle for your chance to win £3,000!

Enter our Christmas Raffle for your chance to win £3,000!

Our Christmas Raffle is now live and you could win up to £3,000 by entering for just £1!

There are many prizes available including £1,500 and £500, plus smaller prizes of £25.

Books of 12 raffle tickets are available now. Could you sell some to your friends, colleagues or community group? 

The 2016 Christmas Raffle will be drawn on 27th January 2017 and winners' names will be announced on our website. 

Money raised from the raffle will go towards keeping our air ambulance flying and providing lifesaving care 24/7.

To buy tickets please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop by our headquarters in Huntingdon. You can also call 01480 371060 to speak to our fundraising team. Good luck in the draw and thanks for supporting Magpas Air Ambulance!

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Nr Raunds, man seriously injured as car leaves the road - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Nr Raunds, man seriously injured as car leaves the road - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 8.47pm on Tuesday evening (22nd), Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived at a rural location east of Raunds via the Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a passenger injured when the car they were travelling in left the road and entered a ditch.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his teens), who had sustained head injuries. The Magpas medical team anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) and accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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Peterborough, car slides down embankment into tree - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Peterborough, car slides down embankment into tree - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 12:16pm this afternoon (20th), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived at the A1 end of the Fletton Parkway in Peterborough, via the Magpas Air Ambulance Rapid Response Vehicle. A car had come off the road, slid down a nearby embankment and collided with a tree.

The Magpas medical team provided enhanced assessment for a young man (in his teens) who had sustained a head injury. The patient was then taken to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance in a stable condition.

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

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Nr Wisbech, two seriously injured in 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Nr Wisbech, two seriously injured in 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 6.26pm on Wednesday evening (16th), Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Dan Read arrived at a location west of Wisbech via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat three men, two of whom were seriously injured in a collision between two vehicles.

Working alongside medics from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his teens), who had sustained serious chest injuries. The Magpas medical team anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) and accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

A second man (also in his teens) sustained a serious leg injury and was sedated before being taken by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital in a stable condition.

A third man (in his 30s) sustained minor injuries and was taken by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital in a stable condition.

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

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A421 Bedford, two injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A421 Bedford, two injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.26am this morning (15th), Magpas Doctors Mark Tehan and Tom Odbert, and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed beside the A421 in the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat two people injured when a car left the road.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her 40’s) and a teenage boy who had both sustained minor injuries and were trapped inside the vehicle. The team assisted the ambulance and fire services in extricating the patients from the vehicle. They then provided the woman with pain relief before accompanying them by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital. The patients were both in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

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Nr Debenham, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Debenham, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 6.08pm on Sunday evening (13th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in the area of Debenham, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 60’s) and provided her with medication. The team then accompanied her by land ambulance to Ipswich Hospital. She was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, woman injured in motorcycle vs car RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Peterborough, woman injured in motorcycle vs car RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.36am this morning (11th), Magpas Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Peterborough 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 woman (in her 50’s) who had sustained serious leg injuries. The team sedated her at the scene and then airlifted her to Peterborough City Hospital. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

Later on, at 11.02am, Magpas Air Ambulance airlifted the patient in a transfer from Peterborough City Hospital to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. The patient remained in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at Addenbrooke’s.

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

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

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M11 Bishop’s Stortford, man seriously injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

M11 Bishop’s Stortford, man seriously injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 5.22am on Sunday morning (6th), Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived, via a rapid response vehicle, to treat a driver involved in a single vehicle collision.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 20’s), who had sustained multiple life-threatening injuries. They anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) and accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the https://www.magpas.org.uk/ website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Magpas Air Ambulance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

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We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

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In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

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Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the https://www.magpas.org.uk/ website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Magpas Air Ambulance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:
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  • To provide analytics
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
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  • Analytics cookies. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the Service is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Service to see how our users react to them.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

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