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Nina Zamo handles communications for Magpas Air Ambulance, including media enquiries, social media, press releases and marketing. Prior to working for Magpas Air Ambulance, Nina worked in policy and campaigns for another regional charity, and as an account manager for a PR agency. She has a degree in Politics from the University of East Anglia.

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

Peterborough, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene
At 1.05am last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a car.
 
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
 
Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue were also in attendance.
 
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At 1.05am last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a car.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue were also in attendance.
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Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables are hosting an unclaimed luggage sale in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance as part of the charity’s annual Orange Day event. Stansted Airport has donated hundreds of bags, suitcases and holdalls which have been left there by holiday makers, and anyone can come along on Saturday 20th May and bid for a bag.

There will be auctions for medium and large cases; and what’s inside is a surprise. The contents could (quite literally) be pants, but it could be very valuable! It only takes a designer bag, clothes, or a good pair of hair straighteners for you to make a profit from your bid. You can sell your goodies on, keep them for yourself, or donate any unwanted items to the Magpas Air Ambulance charity stall.

The event will run from 10am - 4pm. Auctions for the larger items will be held at 12pm and 2pm and small bags will be available to purchase throughout the day for £5 a pop. The auctions will be held in the Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables car park and immediately across the road, at the Magpas Air Ambulance Headquarters, crafts and antiques will be on sale. The Magpas charity stall will also be open throughout the day, there will be a tombola for the kids and refreshments will be available to purchase.

All money raised on the day will be donated to Magpas Air Ambulance, so the charity can continue to fund their vital, lifesaving service. It is only through fundraising events such as this and generous public donations that Magpas can continue to bring lifesaving care by land and air, to patients in medical emergencies across the east of England and beyond.

If you’d like to get involved with Orange Day email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (option 2). 

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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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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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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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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.
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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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Watton, man injured in fall from ladder - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Watton, man injured in fall from ladder - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 12.54pm this afternoon (10th) Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in Watton via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a fall from a ladder.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 70s) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They sedated him at the scene (giving him A&E level care) before airlifting him to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. 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.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.

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New charity shop in Sandy seeking volunteers!

New charity shop in Sandy seeking volunteers!

Magpas Air Ambulance is excited to announce that we will be opening our first charity shop in Bedfordshire in spring 2017. 

We're looking for reliable and friendly volunteers to assist in the shop in central Sandy.

From helping customers on the shop floor, to sorting items in our stock room, you can volunteer as little as a few hours a week, at a time that suits you.

 

You will have the opportunity to make a difference, helping to save lives, with the chance to meet interesting people and gain valuable skills, or to put existing skills to good use.

Your role as one of our highly valued volunteers would support our fundraising department through our new charity shop opening soon in Sandy. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain valuable work experience as well as meeting new people in a way that directly contributes to the lifesaving work that our air ambulance provides.

The role of our volunteers can change on a regular basis, with customer facing roles and sorting in our stockroom available we can offer a variety of opportunities to support our charity.

For an informal chat about the roles available please contact Amanda Haley, Retail Manager, on 07931 891359 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, you can find out more and apply online on the Do It volunteering website (external site). 

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Magpas Air Ambulance provides critical care at 2x incidents in 12 hours in Bedford

Magpas Air Ambulance provides critical care at 2x incidents in 12 hours in Bedford

Magpas Air Ambulance was called to two separate incidents in Bedford on Saturday afternoon (25th) and in the early hours of this morning (26th) to give advanced care to two men with head injuries.

At 4.22pm on Saturday afternoon (25th) Magpas Doctors Steve Corry-Bass and Simon Lewis, and Paramedic Chris Hawkins, landed in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man (in his 20s) who had sustained a head injury. They placed the man into an induced coma at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before airlifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The Magpas enhanced medical team was again called to Bedford at 4.57am on Sunday morning (26th). Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Steve Chambers arrived by rapid response vehicle to treat a man (in his 60s) who had sustained a head injury following a fall. They placed the man into an induced coma before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a critical condition upon arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews were in attendance at both incidents.

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Cambridgeshire, high winds cause 3x road incidents - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scenes

Cambridgeshire, high winds cause 3x road incidents - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scenes

Windy conditions across Cambridgeshire today (23rd) caused three road traffic incidents involving a double decker bus, vans and lorries - all requiring the assistance of the Magpas Air Ambulance enhanced medical team.

Arriving by rapid response vehicle at around 11am this morning, Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedics Dan Cody and Alex Pearce had been called to a van driver who had sustained minor injuries on the A1198 near Papworth Everard, when his van collided with a fallen tree. The patient did not require further medical treatment by the Magpas team.

The Magpas enhanced medical team was then immediately called out to a second incident, at around midday, involving a double decker bus which had overturned (due to the wind) in Wisbech. Working with paramedics from the EEAST Ambulance Service, the Magpas doctor and paramedics assessed 11 people, all of whom had fortunately sustained only minor injuries.

The Magpas enhanced medical team was subsequently called at around 2.15pm to a third collision on the A141, near March. Two lorries and a van had collided as a result of high winds, leaving one lorry driver (a man in his 40s) trapped inside the vehicle with minor injuries. The driver of the other lorry (a man) and the two occupants of the van (a man and a woman) all thankfully sustained minor injuries.

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

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Nr St Neots, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr St Neots, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 6pm on Wednesday evening (22nd) Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Ryan Warwick, landed in a rural location near St Neots via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a woman injured in a collision between two cars.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the woman (in her 60s) who had sustained abdominal injuries. They sedated her at the scene before accompanying her by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

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Nr Hatfield Heath, Essex, 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Hatfield Heath, Essex, 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 5.03pm on Monday evening (20th) Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Dan Read, landed near Hatfield Heath via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision between two cars.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 60s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They provided him with pain relief before airlifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

Two other patients, a man and a woman, sustained minor injuries and were treated by EEAST Ambulance Service paramedics.

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

Essex Fire & Rescue Service and Essex Police were also in attendance.

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Bike, run or walk for your local air ambulance

Bike, run or walk for your local air ambulance

It's your chance to raise money for the air ambulance charity of your choice this July at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough.

Organised by charity fundraising group BRoW4, this year's event will take place on Sunday 25th June 2017. Participants can choose to do a sponsored walk, cycle or run around a 12km, 8km or 5km route at the scenic Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough. 

The popular event has raised nearly £5,000 for charity over the past two years.

This year's BRoW4 is in aid of local air ambulance charities, including Magpas Air Ambulance, with participants able to choose which charity they would like to to donate to. 

You can book your place online at Eventbrite to get fundraising today! Find out more at the BRoW4 website or by emailing [email protected]

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Nr Saffron Walden, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Nr Saffron Walden, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 2.21am this morning (15th), Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Dan Read arrived north of Saffron Walden via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s). They placed him into an induced coma at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a critical condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, pedestrian vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Peterborough, pedestrian vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.40pm last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Peterborough via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a lorry.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained an arm injury. They sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) in order to protect his injuries. They then accompanied him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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Chatteris, van vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Chatteris, van vs lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 3.47pm on Monday afternoon (13th) Magpas Doctors Jono Ritson and Maria Smith, and Paramedic Ollie Robinson, landed in Chatteris via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by the EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision between a van and a lorry.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 30s) who was trapped inside a vehicle and had sustained minor injuries. They assisted in extricating him from the vehicle and provided him with pain relief. The man was then taken by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a stable condition.

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

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

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