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Bedford, car vs lorry – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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Bedford, man suffers cardiac arrest – Magpas Air Ambulance called to him

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Magpas Air Ambulance not only saved my life - they gave me the chance to live the way I wanted to

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Bedford, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance brings hospital care to patient

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Bedford, pedestrian vs bus – Magpas Air Ambulance fly to scene

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Bedford, man seriously injured in RTC – Magpas Air Ambulance fly to scene

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Bedford, young man injured in motorcycle incident – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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At 8:19pm last night (18th) Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Bedford via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a young man who had been injured in an incident involving a motorcycle.

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Bedford, man injured in single vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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At 7.32pm yesterday evening (15th) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Steve Chambers arrived in Bedford via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a single vehicle collision.

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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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Bedford, woman suffers serious back injury in fall – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 8.36am this morning (10th) Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had been in injured in a fall.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 70’s) who had suffered a complex back injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) and worked with an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to extricate the woman. The doctor and paramedic team then accompanied the patient to Bedford Hospital via land ambulance, she was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

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Bedford, girl injured in a fall from a horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 12:24pm yesterday afternoon (3rd) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a girl who had been injured in a fall from a horse.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her teens) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Bedford Hospital. The girl was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew 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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Bedford, 2x vehicle serious collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Bedford, 2x vehicle serious collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 7.48am this morning (30th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a collision between two vehicles.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained a head injury. They placed the patient into a medically induced coma at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). Before an East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) crew airlifted the man, who was in a stable condition, to Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge.

An EAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Bedfordshire police and the Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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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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Bedford, car vs ditch - Magpas Air Ambulance performs specialist procedure at scene

Bedford, car vs ditch - Magpas Air Ambulance performs specialist procedure at scene

At 9:46 last night (2nd), Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Bedford via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called after a car left the road and ended up in a ditch - where a man was found in cardiac arrest.

When the Magpas enhanced medical team arrived, an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew had successfully resuscitated the patient (in his 70’s). The Magpas medical team then performed a road side surgical procedure, providing the man with enhanced A&E level care, after he went into a second cardiac arrest. The Magpas doctor and paramedic then accompanied the patient to Bedford Hospital, in a land ambulance, where upon arrival the man was in critical condition.

A Magpas Air Ambulance spokesperson said “This incident highlights how we can bring vital hospital level care to seriously ill patients when time is of the essence, 24/7 in the East of England and beyond.”

Bedfordshire police were also in attendance.

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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 1:30pm yesterday afternoon (20th), Magpas Doctor Ed Barnard and Paramedic Oliver Robinson landed in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance - after a collision involving a car and a pedestrian, in a supermarket car park.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her 70s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to put measures into place to protect the patient’s injuries, before transferring her by road to Bedford Hospital. The woman was in a very serious but 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.
Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

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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.

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Bedford, cyclist vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Bedford, cyclist vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 7.01am this morning (10th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Bedford via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a cyclist involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her 60’s) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital. She was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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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.

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A421 Bedford, two injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

A421 Bedford, two injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.26am this morning (15th), Magpas Doctors Mark Tehan and Tom Odbert, and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed beside the A421 in the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat two people injured when a car left the road.

The Magpas medical team assessed a woman (in her 40’s) and a teenage boy who had both sustained minor injuries and were trapped inside the vehicle. The team assisted the ambulance and fire services in extricating the patients from the vehicle. They then provided the woman with pain relief before accompanying them by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital. The patients were both in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

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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:

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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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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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