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Northamptonshire, 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Northamptonshire, 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Northamptonshire, 2x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 8.56am this morning (7th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Ollie Robinson) arrived in a rural area between Crick and Brixworth via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW, following a road traffic collision involving two cars.

The Helimedix assessed a woman (in her 30’s) who had suffered a suspected neck injury. The patient was then taken, in a stable condition, to Northampton General Hospital by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

Two young patients were also assessed at the scene. Fortunately they didn’t suffer serious injuries and were allowed to go home.

Fire and Rescue Services and the Police were also present.

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Wisbech, car & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Wisbech, car & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Wisbech, car & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 9.39am on Saturday (5th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Ryan Warwick) arrived in Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic collision involving a car and a van.

The Helimedix worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to assess a man (in his 80’s) who had suffered a head injury. The Ambulance Service then continued to treat the patient, before taking him by land ambulance, in a stable condition, to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Jim Polwarth and Crew Member Simon Amos.

Fire and Rescue Services and a Rapid Response Vehicle were also present.

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Support Magpas for National Air Ambulance Week 2015!

Support Magpas for National Air Ambulance Week 2015!

Did you know that 21st – 27th September is National Air Ambulance Week?!

You can support your Air Ambulance!

Make a donation to Magpas and help us bring lifesaving care by land and air to the East of England and beyond. Here’s a link to the Magpas NAAW JustGiving page: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/magpas/supportmagpasfornaaw2015

It’s up to you what you do to help us save lives. Why not shoot a video of you saying "I support my local air ambulance, do you?" and nominate others to do the same! Or why not Make it Orange and dress up in Magpas colours? Post your orange videos or pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages and use the #NAAW2015 – we’d love to hear from you!

 

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Nr Sandy, woman suffers stair fall - Magpas Helimedix called to her

Nr Sandy, woman suffers stair fall - Magpas Helimedix called to her

Nr Sandy, woman suffers stair fall - Magpas Helimedix called to her

At 9.14pm last night (1st) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Zoe Smeed and Paramedic Steve Chambers) arrived in the Sandy area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW, after a woman (in her 50’s) suffered a fall down some stairs.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had endured pain to her upper body. The Magpas team then worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to safely move the woman from the building she was in. The patient was subsequently taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a stable condition by the EEAST Ambulance Crew.

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Nr Thrapston, woman falls from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Nr Thrapston, woman falls from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Nr Thrapston, woman falls from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 3.19pm today (28th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson) arrived in the Thrapston area via the Magpas Air Ambulance, after a woman (in her 40’s) fell from a horse.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had suffered upper body injuries. The Magpas team provided the woman with pain relief, before she was taken to Kettering Hospital in a stable condition by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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

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Whittlesey, woman falls from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Whittlesey, woman falls from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Whittlesey, woman falls from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 8.40am this morning (27th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu and Paramedic Chris Hawkins) arrived in Whittlesey via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a woman (in her 20’s) suffered a fall from a horse.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had suffered pain to her neck and lower body. The Magpas team then worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the woman with pain relief, before she was taken to Peterborough City 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 Simon Amos.

HART were also present.

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Corby, man’s hand trapped in machinery – Magpas Helimedix called to him

Corby, man’s hand trapped in machinery – Magpas Helimedix called to him

Corby, man’s hand trapped in machinery – Magpas Helimedix called to him

At 12.54am this morning (27th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Simon Lewis and Paramedic Ollie Robinson) arrived in Corby via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW, following an industrial incident where a man’s hand got trapped in machinery.

The Helimedix provided the man (in his 20’s) with specialist A&E level treatment at the scene. The patient was then taken to Coventry Hospital in a stable condition by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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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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Nr Olney, collision involving cyclist and tractor – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Nr Olney, collision involving cyclist and tractor – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Nr Olney, collision involving cyclist and tractor – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 11.30am this morning (22nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Anne Booth and Paramedic Dan Phillips) arrived in the Olney area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic collision involving a cyclist and a tractor.

The Helimedix assessed a male patient (in his 40’s) who had suffered suspected back injuries. The Magpas team provided the patient with enhanced pain relief, 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.

A South Central Ambulance Paramedic Crew was also on the scene.

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March, collision involving a car and young child – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

March, collision involving a car and young child – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

March, collision involving a car and young child – Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 8.00pm last night (19th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Keiran Bromley) arrived in the March area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a collision involving a young child and a car.

The Helimedix assessed the young female patient. Fortunately she had only suffered minor injuries and she and her family were given permission to leave the scene of the incident.  

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

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

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