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March, man suffers cardiac arrest – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

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Nr Ampthill, man injured in motorbike incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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Nr Ampthill, man injured in motorbike incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 12:50pm yesterday lunchtime (27th) Magpas Doctor Jon Barratt, Paramedic Ollie Robinson and Doctor Phil Morgan landed in a rural location east of Ampthill via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a motorbike collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50’s) who had sustained serious leg and arm injuries before sedating him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). They then accompanied the man via land ambulance to Bedford Hospital, where upon arrival he was in a very serious but stable condition.

The Magpas helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Steve Hunwicks.
An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, man impaled on railings - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Peterborough, man impaled on railings - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 1:26am in the early hours of Christmas Day morning (25th), Magpas Doctor Ed Barnard and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in central Peterborough, via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW. They had been called out, after a man’s arm had been impaled on some metal railings.

The Magpas medical team gave the patient (in his 20’s) advanced pain relief and sedated him (providing him with A&E level care there and then). The Magpas team then worked closely with a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service crew to remove the man safely from the railing. They then accompanied the patient in a land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, the man was in a stable condition.

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

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Airport in Luton, woman suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Airport in Luton, woman suffers fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 11:33am this morning (24th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Ryan Warwick arrived at an airport in Luton via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called out, after a woman suffered a 10-12ft fall onto tarmac.

The Magpas medical team assessed the patient (in her 20’s) who had suffered a head injury. They gave the woman a general anaesthetic at the scene (providing her with A&E level care there and then). The Magpas team then flew the woman to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where upon arrival she was in a very serious but stable condition.

The Magpas Air Ambulance helicopter crew who flew the Magpas medical team to the scene / the patient with the Magpas medical team to hospital; were Magpas Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Rob Davies.

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service crews were also in attendance.

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B645 nr St Neots, two seriously injured in 3x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

B645 nr St Neots, two seriously injured in 3x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 2.53pm on Sunday afternoon (12th) Magpas Doctor Sophia De Maria and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived at the B645 near St Neots, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a teenager injured in a collision involving three vehicles.

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

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed at the scene to treat a second man, who was also taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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

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Wisbech, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Wisbech, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 5.36pm on Thursday evening (2nd), Magpas Doctor Peter Holden and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in Wisbech, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team gave the patient (in his 50s) advanced life support to successfully resuscitate him. He was then anaesthetised (providing him with A&E level care at the scene) before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.  The patient was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Steve Wood and Crewmember Paul Nolan.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Bedford, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Bedford, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 9.52pm on Wednesday evening (1st), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Bedford, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a woman who had collapsed.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 30s) and anaesthetised her at the scene (giving her A&E level care). They then accompanied her by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital where she was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Welwyn, van driver goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Welwyn, van driver goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.28pm on Thursday afternoon (26th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Welwyn, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest while at the wheel of a van.

The Magpas medical team gave the patient advanced life support and medications (providing him with A&E level care at the scene) to successfully resuscitate him. He was then flown to the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, where he was in a serious condition upon arrival.

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 and Hertfordshire Police were also in attendance.

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

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

At 4.18pm on Saturday afternoon (21st), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in March, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man injured in a fall.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 60s), who had sustained head injuries. The patient was sedated and anaesthetised (providing him with A&E level care at the scene). He was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a stable condition upon arrival in hospital.

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

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

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Northampton, woman injured in hot air balloon incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Northampton, woman injured in hot air balloon incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.02am on Sunday morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in Northampton, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a woman injured in a hot air balloon incident.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 20s), who had sustained serious burns. The patient was given strong pain relief and sedated (providing her with A&E level care at the scene). She was then flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

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

EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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A1, near St Neots, woman injured in 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A1, near St Neots, woman injured in 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 3.44pm on Thursday afternoon (19th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed beside the A1 near St Neots, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a woman injured in a collision involving two vehicles.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 40s), who had sustained leg injuries. The patient was sedated and measures put in place to protect her injuries (providing her with A&E level care at the scene). She was then taken by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, where she was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Matt Tacon and Crewmember Rob Davies.

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

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A17, near Swineshead, 5x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A17, near Swineshead, 5x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 1.02pm on Thursday afternoon (19th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed beside the A17 near Swineshead, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man injured in a collision involving 5 vehicles.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 40s), who had sustained leg and abdominal injuries. The patient was sedated and given advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care at the scene)in order to extricate him from his vehicle. He was then flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crews, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, and East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) were also in attendance.

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A428, St Neots, motorcycle vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A428, St Neots, motorcycle vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.49am this morning (17th), Magpas Doctor Simon Lewis and Paramedics Alex Pearce and Dan Cody landed beside the A428 near St Neots, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man whose motorcycle had been involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 30s), who had sustained serious leg injuries. The patient was sedated (providing him with A&E level care at the scene). He was then accompanied by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Matt Tacon and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

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

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Doddington, man injured in motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Doddington, man injured in motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 11.40am on Saturday morning (7th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in Doddington, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man who had been injured in a motocross incident.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 20s), who had sustained a fractured leg. The patient was given pain relief and sedated (providing him with A&E level care at the scene), and the team put measures in place to protect his injuries. The patient was then taken by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital, where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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March, woman injured in fall from motorcycle - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

March, woman injured in fall from motorcycle - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 17.05pm on Monday evening (11th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Dan Cody arrived in March, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a woman who had fallen off her motorcycle.

The Magpas team assessed woman (in her 20s) who had suffered an injury to her leg. They sedated the patient and provided her with advanced pain relief (giving A&E level care at the scene). The team then accompanied the woman by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital, where she was in a stable condition upon arrival.

Cambridgeshire Police and EEAST Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Peterborough, woman injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Peterborough, woman injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 1.07pm this afternoon (11th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in Peterborough via the air ambulance to treat a woman involved in a road traffic collision.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 20s) who had sustained multiple injuries and was trapped inside the vehicle. The Magpas team provided her with advanced pain relief (providing advanced A&E level care at the scene) and anti-sickness medication, so that she could be safely extracted. The patient was then taken by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital, where she was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The Helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Steve Hunwicks.

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

We have no further information.

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A606 nr Melton Mowbray, 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

A606 nr Melton Mowbray, 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 11.41pm on Friday night (8th), Magpas Doctor Andy Lindsay and Paramedic Ashley Richardson arrived at the A606 between Melton Mowbray and Oakham, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a man injured in a multiple vehicle collision.

The Magpas team assessed the man (in his 20s) who had suffered injuries to his chest and pelvis. They provided him with advanced pain relief (giving him A&E level care at the scene) and anti-sickness medication. The team then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team, and East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme were also in attendance.

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Nr Flitwick, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Nr Flitwick, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 7.58pm on Wednesday evening (6th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Steve Chambers arrived near Flitwick, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a woman (in her 40s) who had gone into cardiac arrest.

Paramedics from EEAST Ambulance Service administered CPR and lifesaving support which brought her out of cardiac arrest. The Magpas team anaesthetised the patient, providing her with advanced A&E level care at the scene. They then accompanied the woman by land ambulance to Luton & Dunstable Hospital, where she was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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Huntingdon, woman injured in fall down stairs – Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Huntingdon, woman injured in fall down stairs – Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.53pm on Monday evening (4th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Huntingdon, via the rapid response vehicle, to treat a woman who had fallen down a flight of stairs.

The Magpas team assessed the woman (in her 60s) who had sustained a serious head injury. The team anaesthetised the patient (providing her with A&E level specialist care at the scene). She was then taken by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service was also in attendance.

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Huntingdon, man injured in collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Huntingdon, man injured in collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.31pm on Tuesday evening (22nd), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Dan Cody arrived in Huntingdon via the rapid response vehicle to treat a man injured in a collision involving a single vehicle.

The Magpas team assessed the man who was trapped inside the vehicle and had sustained multiple injuries. The patient was provided with strong pain relief and sedated (giving him A&E level care at the scene) while Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service worked to extract him from the vehicle. The Magpas team then accompanied the man by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

EEAST Ambulance Service and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Last updated: October 24, 2017

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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.

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Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

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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

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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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