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Charity Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Andy Lindsay with Adam and Magpas Paramedic Dan Read
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Sandy, car collision, man suffers serious injuries – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Sandy, car collision, man suffers serious injuries  – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 3.52pm Saturday afternoon (6th) Magpas Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed in Sandy via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had suffered very serious injuries in a multi-vehicle collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 30’s) who had suffered a severe leg injury. They gave the man advanced pain relief and sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying him to Bedford Hospital via land ambulance. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The 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.

We have no further information.

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Nr Kimbolton, man injured in fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Nr Kimbolton, man injured in fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 11.56 this morning (2nd) Magpas Doctor Steve Cory-Bass and Paramedic Dan Cody arrived in a rural location close to Kimbolton, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who suffered a fall from a loft.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 60’s) who had sustained multiple injuries, fortunately these were not life threatening. They administered pain relief before he was transported to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance.

An EEAST ambulance paramedic crew were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Nr Raunds, child seriously injured in 2x vehicle RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Raunds, child seriously injured in 2x vehicle RTC - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.28pm on Thursday evening (19th) Magpas Doctor Ed Barnard and Paramedic Alex Pearce were dispatched by the EEAST Ambulance Service to a collision involving two vehicles in a rural location east of Raunds.

As the first emergency responders on scene, the Magpas enhanced medical team assessed two patients - a man (in his 30s) and a young girl who had sustained head injuries. They placed the child into an induced coma (giving her A&E level care) before accompanying her by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The man received treatment from the East Anglian Air Ambulance medical team and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew.

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

We have no further information.

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

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

At 4.06pm yesterday afternoon (11th) Magpas Doctors Ed Barnard and Alistair Steel, and Paramedic Dan Cody, landed in Bedford. They had been called to treat a pedestrian involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her 30s) who had sustained serious injuries. They placed her into an induced coma at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

We have no further information.

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

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

At 8.53am this morning (5th) Magpas Doctors Steve Corry-Bass and Dr Vijayasankar, and Paramedic Ollie Robinson, landed east of Boston. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team assisted in giving advanced life support to the man (in his 50s) before airlifting him to Lincoln County Hospital. 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 Lee Kennedy.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Peterborough, man suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Peterborough, man suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 2.06pm on Wednesday afternoon (4th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedics Ollie Robinson and Dan Cody, landed in Peterborough. They had been called to treat a man who had collapsed.

The Magpas medical team placed the man (in his 30s) into an induced coma (giving him A&E level care at the scene). They then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Nr Downham Market, man suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Downham Market, man suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 1.50pm this afternoon (3rd) Magpas Doctors Ed Barnard and Maria Smith, and Paramedic Chris Hawkins, landed in a rural location east of Downham Market via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had collapsed.

The Magpas medical team placed the man into an induced coma (giving him A&E level care at the scene). They then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, King’s Lynn. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Steve Wood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

We have no frther information.

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Shefford, cyclist seriously injured in fall from bicycle - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 12.51pm on Saturday afternoon (31st) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in Shefford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had fallen from a pushbike.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 40s) who had sustained a head injury. They anaesthetised the patient at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before airlifting him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Paul Nolan and Crewmember George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and the EEAST Hazardous Area Response Team were also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Nr Sawtry, man crushed by lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Sawtry, man crushed by lorry - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 9.09am on Sunday morning (1st) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Simon Standen landed in a rural location west of Sawtry via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been crushed by a lorry.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 70s) who had sustained pelvic and leg injuries. They administered pain relief before airlifting the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Paul Nolan and Crewmember George Phillips.

We have no further information.

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Nr St Ives, woman seriously injured in fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr St Ives, woman seriously injured in fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.27am this morning (22nd) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Dan Read landed east of St Ives via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had fallen at home.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 80s) who had sustained a serious head injury. They then gave her a general anaesthetic at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanied her by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Peterborough, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Peterborough, woman suffers collapse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 11.10am this morning (22nd) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Peterborough via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had collapsed.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 30s) and gave her a general anaesthetic at the scene (providing her with A&E level care). They then accompanied her by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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Wisbech, man crushed by timber - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Wisbech, man crushed by timber - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 2.52pm today (20th), Magpas Doctor Ed Barnard and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in Wisbech, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a man who was crushed after some timber fell on him.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 40’s) who had sustained injuries to his leg. They provided the patient with advanced pain relief and sedated him at the scene (giving him A&E level care). The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.

We have no further information.

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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.

We have no further information.

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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.

We have no further information.

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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.

We have no further information at this time.

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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.

We have no further information.

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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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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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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.

We have no further information.

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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:

  • To enable certain functions of the Service
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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:

  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
  • 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.

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:
  • To enable certain functions of the Service
  • To provide analytics
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
  • 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.

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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