Over the weekend the Magpas Air Ambulance medical team provided two patients in Bedfordshire with hospital level care after they were both injured in separate horse riding incidents. At 8:20am yesterday morning (20th) Magpas Doctor Rosie Dwyer and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who was injured in a fall from a horse.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 50’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her via land ambulance to Bedford Hospital.
A Magpas team had already flown to Bedfordshire the day before (19th) to a rural location near Flitwick as another woman, who was in her 20’s, who had sustained a serious leg injury. She too was assessed and sedated by the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic before being accompanied to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
Both patients were in stable conditions upon arrival at hospital.
EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews were in attendance.
The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmembers Steve Hunwicks and Rob Davies.
We have no further information.