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

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Werrington, man in cardiac arrest – Magpas Air Ambulance fly to him

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

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

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King’s Lynn, woman suffers cardiac arrest – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

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

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

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Toddington, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

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At 16.09pm yesterday afternoon (16th) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson, Paramedic Andy Smith and Doctor Phil Morgan landed in Toddington, Bedfordshire via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

When the Magpas enhanced medical team arrived, an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic team had successfully resuscitated the patient. The Magpas doctors and paramedic then assessed the man (in his 50’s) and gave him pain relief before airlifting him to Harefield Hospital, London. They provided high levels of monitoring throughout the flight and the patient was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

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Nr Peterborough, Magpas Air Ambulance lands on golf course to treat a man in cardiac arrest

Nr Peterborough, Magpas Air Ambulance lands on golf course to treat a man in cardiac arrest

At 11:12am yesterday (21st) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ollie Robinson flew to a golf course north of Peterborough. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 70’s). They administered general anaesthetic at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before airlifting the man to Papworth hospital. He was in a critical condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew that 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.

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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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Nr St Neots, man goes into cardiac arrest at petrol station - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Nr St Neots, man goes into cardiac arrest at petrol station - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 7.14am on Sunday morning (15th), two advanced medical teams from Magpas Air Ambulance arrived at a petrol station north of St Neots via two rapid response vehicles. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical teams assessed the man (in his 40’s) and provided him with advanced life support. They then accompanied him by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for immediate care. One team then assisted in transferring the patient by road to Papworth Hospital for specialist care. He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

As the call for Magpas Air Ambulance’s lifesaving care came in during a handover period between the two teams, both attended to ensure the man received the highest level of care possible.

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

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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.

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Biggleswade, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Biggleswade, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 3.29am this morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Biggleswade via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 30’s) before sedating him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). They then accompanied him by land ambulance to Lister Hospital, Stevenage where he was in a serious condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance.

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Peterborough, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Peterborough, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 2.32am this morning (20th), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team resuscitated the woman (in her 60’s) before placing her in an induced coma (providing her with A&E level care). They then accompanied her by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. She was in a serious condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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POSH fan given the gift of life this Christmas

POSH fan given the gift of life this Christmas

PHOTO CAPTION (left to right): Magpas Air Ambulance Paramedic Dan Phillips, Emily Starr, Paul Starr and Magpas Air Ambulance Director of Fundraising Steve Holt

When avid Peterborough United fans, teachers Paul and Emily Starr from Wellingborough, arrived at the Peterborough United vs Northampton match on the evening of the 18th October, neither of them could have prepared themselves for the events that followed.

At half time, 56 year old Dad Paul went to get his daughter Emily a coffee. Whilst he was gone, 23 year old Emily saw some sort of a commotion in the distance and realised that someone was being given CPR, but she couldn’t see who. When half time drew to a close and there was still no sign of Paul, Emily started to worry and tried to ring her dad on his mobile…22 attempts later and there was still no answer and no Paul. Emily remembers, “I had the sickest feeling in my stomach. I went to look for Dad and asked a steward, who was blocking off the bottom of the stairs, if he’d seen him. I described what my dad was wearing and the look in the steward’s eyes made me realise the person being given CPR was my Dad”.

Thanks to the crucial, lifesaving chain of care Paul was given on the night of the match, he has since made a brilliant recovery. Almost as soon as Paul went into cardiac arrest, an off-duty doctor appeared, followed by two first aiders, who all started performing CPR there and then. An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew then stepped in and successfully resuscitated Paul. Subsequently, an enhanced doctor and paramedic medical team from Magpas Air Ambulance arrived and anesthetised Paul (giving him A&E level care there and then), before the Magpas team accompanied him to Peterborough City Hospital for ongoing treatment.

The 10th of December marked the a very poignant moment; a celebration of his Paul’s remarkable recovery! Paul, who has been supporting the POSH since he was 11, went to watch his first Peterborough United match since the fateful day of his cardiac arrest (it was also the last match before Christmas). Paul was joined by his wife Trudy and their daughter Emily, at the football ground, so that they could say a heartfelt, “Thank you” to as many of the individuals as possible who helped to save his life. Magpas Air Ambulance paramedic Dan Phillips, who was part of the Magpas medical team to be called to Paul’s aid on the night of 18th October, also drove over from Suffolk to be part of the emotional reunion. As well as meeting a couple of the Peterborough United players - Paul was given a seat in the Director’s Box to watch the match against Chesterfield.

His daughter Emily sums things up very eloquently by saying, “My dad and I are so close and have always done everything together, as we both share a love for sport. Dad has taken me to all the POSH games since I was 3 - and we’re a great team. I cannot begin to thank the medical staff at Peterborough United Football Club, the EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew, not forgetting an off duty doctor who also happened to be at the game called Tom - and of course the Magpas Air Ambulance medical team who were amazing! There are no words to sum up how emotional and tiring the past few months have been, but I fully appreciate the massive difference these people have made for my Dad. Please support Magpas Air Ambulance this Christmas and in 2017, you never know when you might need their expert help!”.

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Ely, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Ely, man goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 6.46am this morning (28th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Ely, via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team resuscitated the man (in his 40’s) before placing him in an induced coma (providing him with A&E level care). The team then accompanied him by land ambulance to Papworth Hospital. He was in a serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Nr Debenham, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Debenham, woman goes into cardiac arrest - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 6.08pm on Sunday evening (13th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in the area of Debenham, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 60’s) and provided her with medication. The team then accompanied her by land ambulance to Ipswich Hospital. She was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, man goes into cardiac arrest at football match - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 9.14pm on Tuesday evening (18th), Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Dan Phillips arrived in Peterborough via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had gone into cardiac arrest at a football match in central Peterborough.

The Magpas medical team anaesthetised the man (in his 50s) at the scene, providing him with care usually only available in hospital.

The team accompanied him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital, where he was in a critical condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police 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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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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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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