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Car Vs Tree Nr Huntingdon – Magpas Air Ambulance attends

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Fenstanton, man seriously injured in football incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

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Wyton, van & 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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Haverhill, car vs pedestrian - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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At 3:51am this morning (28th), Magpas Doctor Lee Soomaroo and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Haverhill via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW. They had been called to treat a woman who had been injured in a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

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Brentwood, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Brentwood, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 7:04pm last night (21st), Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Brentwood via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat multiple patients, following a road traffic collision involving 2x cars - leaving a patient trapped inside one of the vehicles.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her late teens) and worked alongside EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Essex Fire & Rescue Service crews to safely remove her from the vehicle she was in. Fortunately the patient didn’t suffer any serious injuries and was taken to Basildon Hospital, by land ambulance, for further investigation.

The Magpas doctor and paramedic team also provided advanced assessment for three other patients (a man in his 20’s, a woman in her 70’s and a man in his 40’s). All three people were also taken to Basildon Hospital, by land ambulance, for further observation.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
Essex Police were also in attendance.

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Eaton Socon, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Eaton Socon, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 10:48am yesterday morning (21st) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Eaton Socon via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a pedestrian who had suffered a life changing leg injury, following a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team used their expert skills and knowledge to assess the patient (in his 70s). The doctor and paramedic team gave the man advanced pain relief and worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to straighten and splint his leg. They then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). Upon arrival at the hospital, the man was in a stable condition.

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

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Surviving sister's brave lifesaving legacy

Surviving sister's brave lifesaving legacy

PHOTO CAPTION: Louise Cade and Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Andy Lindsay talk about road safety at The Duke of Bedford School assembly

It was around 3:30pm on 21st January 1994; Louise Cade and her sister Sally Cade and were coming home on the School bus, on what felt like just another normal school day. At the time, the family were living just outside Thorney near Peterborough. Six year old Sally and eight year old Louise got off the bus and waited for it to pull away.

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He’s afraid of heights, he’s an air ambulance Dr & he’s doing a skydive!

He’s afraid of heights, he’s an air ambulance Dr & he’s doing a skydive!

You could sponsor our very own Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid, who has decided to jump out of a plane at 13,000ft to raise vital funds for Magpas Air Ambulance!

Saad has been a doctor for more than a decade, and has worked in the emergency department for over 7 years. He worked in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan before moving to the UK with his family in 2012 to develop his career further. Doctor Saad Jawaid currently splits his time between working with Magpas Air Ambulance, forming one of the crucial members of our enhanced medical team, and at Royal Leicester Infirmary. Saad brings his specialist skills by land and by air to patients in life threatening emergencies across the East of England and beyond.

When talking about Magpas Air Ambulance and what he thinks of the charity Doctor Saad Jawaid says ‘It took no time at all for me to become thoroughly inspired by Magpas Air Ambulance. Over the last few months, I’ve attended numerous emergency call outs alongside a critical care paramedic, where we have needed to provide lifesaving treatments on the road side. These patients had little or no chance of reaching the hospital alive, but Magpas doesn't believe that quality care is limited to the boundaries of the hospital, as a result we take A&E level care to the patient.’

The fact that Magpas Air Ambulance relies on generous public donations to continue to provide essential lifesaving care is why Saad decided to take part in the annual Magpas Air Ambulance skydive. He explains ‘the crucial difference we can make has inspired me to fundraise and skydive for Magpas Air Ambulance - despite my fear of heights. It’s just beautiful to know that I’ll be able to pitch in a little for a charity that has been doing outstanding work, and setting the highest standards, for almost half a century.’

You can sponsor Dr Saad Jawaid and help him to provide critically ill patients with his specialist skills and the utmost level of care wherever they may be.

• £14 could pay for Saad to provide a seriously ill patient, who needs to be sedated at the scene, with a shot of Ketamine.
• £20 could pay for a thermal blanket, and as Saad said, ‘Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine is not all about blood and knives. A recent experience of attending a young patient involved in a car crash taught me that a fast heart rate and cold hands can be treated by a blanket, a warm ambulance cabin and few comforting words.’
• You could even sponsor him £55, which would finance the rapid response vehicle our doctors and paramedics use, when it is quicker to get to a patient by land, for an entire day.

Help Doctor Saad save a life and sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/saad-jawaid

Alternatively, if you want to jump out of a plane at 13,000ft and skydive for Magpas Air Ambulance on 8th July then sign up here: http://skydivesibson.co.uk/tandem-skydiving/?charity_id=364 or contact our fundraising team to find out more. Just email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (option 2). We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Huntingdon, car collapses onto man - Magpas Air Ambulance called to him

Huntingdon, car collapses onto man - Magpas Air Ambulance called to him

At 10:21am this morning (11th), Magpas Doctor Peter Holden and Paramedic Dan Cody arrived in the Huntingdon area via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response car. They had been called to treat a man, who had been working underneath a car he was restoring, when the jack failed and the car dropped on top of him.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 60s) who had sustained serious chest injuries. They provided him with advanced pain relief (giving him A&E level care) before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance. The patient was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service crew 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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Nr Woburn, man in serious bike fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies him to hospital

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Magpas Air Ambulance lands next to EEAST HART team near scene of incident

At 2:10pm on Saturday afternoon (2nd), Magpas Doctor Phil Morgan and Paramedic Simon Standen landed near some tall, dense woodland (north of Woburn) via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called out to treat a man (in his late 20's) who suffered a fall, in the midst of doing a jump on a mountain bike.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained serious back injuries. They provided him with pain relief and immobilised him to protect his injuries, before flying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further investigation. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the patient and the Magpas medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
An EEAST paramedic crew and EEAST Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were also in attendance.

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Northamptonshire, car & pushbike collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 6:23am this morning Magpas Doctor Drew Welch and Magpas Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Northamptonshire (to the East of Lamport) via the rapid response vehicle. They were called out to treat a man (in his mid-20’s), who had been thrown quite a distance from his bicycle and into some bushes - after his pushbike and a car collided.

The Magpas team worked alongside an EMAS paramedic crew to assess the patient. Fortunately, the man didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries, but was given pain relief for a suspected leg injury.

The patient was then taken, in a stable condition, by land ambulance to Northampton Hospital for further treatment.
Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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18 stone pie eating trucker goes slimline - following fight for life!

18 stone pie eating trucker goes slimline - following fight for life!

As summer finally shows its face; Histon based lorry driver, father of three and stepdad to three, Dave Warren, is pretty confident about wearing shorts and a T-shirt and showing off his pecks! But, four and a half years ago, it was a very different story. Dave admits to being a “chunky chap” who at 18 stone could, “Trough for England!”. When, in October 2011, his world was suddenly turned upside down - leaving him lying in a ditch with life threatening injuries. It was then he made a promise to himself, that as soon as he was able; he would get fit, fight obesity and not follow in his parents’ footsteps (both of whom suffer from diabetes).

On October 17th 2011, at 9pm, as he was out riding his Suzuki GSX-R 600 XK5 limited edition motorbike down the road between Cottenham and Histon, the front suspension failed on a corner. After colliding with a telegraph pole and being thrown into a ditch, Dave thought his number was up. He explains, “It was hideous, I remember lying there and I couldn’t feel my legs and my back was absolute agony”. Dave suffered a broken coccyx and the four vertebrae above it, as well as 10 broken ribs, a punctured left lung and a lacerated spleen.

Dave remembers Magpas Air Ambulance Doctor Fiona Bowles and Paramedic Simon Standen turning up at his side, “What they did for me that night was fantastic. I can’t begin to explain the difference they made, other than I wouldn’t be here now…end of”.

After a long and slow recovery and almost four and half stone lighter, Dave feels like a different man. After five weeks intensive training, he’s getting ready to take part in the Histon Flaming June Half Marathon (13.2 miles) this Sunday 12th June at 9:30am - where his wife and five of his children will be cheering him on from the start line. Dave explains, “It’s the least I can do, to repay Magpas as my local charity and for changing my life!".

Please show your support for Dave by logging onto https://www.gofundme.com/25mrcnqc

 

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Nr Bishop’s Stortford, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr Bishop’s Stortford, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr Bishop’s Stortford, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

At 10.20pm on Friday night (29th), Magpas Doctor Zoe Smeed and Paramedic Simon Standen arrived near Bishop’s Stortford via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic incident where a car came off the road and ended up in a ditch.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 50’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic provided the patient with pain relief, before accompanying him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the man was in a serious but stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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M1 nr Luton, single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

M1 nr Luton, single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

M1 nr Luton, single vehicle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 8.37pm last night (27th), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived north of Luton on the M1, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a single vehicle, which left a woman (in her teens) trapped inside the vehicle.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained multiple injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic sedated the woman (providing her with specialist A&E care on the scene), before working to safely remove her from the vehicle. The Magpas team then accompanied the patient to Luton and Dunstable Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival she was in a serious condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Peterborough, bus and bicycle collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, bus and bicycle collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, bus and bicycle collision – Magpas called to scene

At 10.47pm on Saturday night (23rd), Magpas Doctor Leigh Bissett and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a bicycle and a bus.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 50’s) who had suffered a head injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then accompanied the patient to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the man was in a stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr Thrapston, car and lorry collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Thrapston, car and lorry collision – Magpas called to scene

Nr Thrapston, car and lorry collision – Magpas called to scene

At 4.55am this morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived near Thrapston via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a car.

The Magpas team worked alongside an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to assess a man (in his 40’s) who had sustained injuries to his upper body. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic provided the patient with pain relief, and accompanied him to Kettering General Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the man was in a stable condition.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Northampton, car vs tree – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, car vs tree – Magpas called to scene

Northampton, car vs tree – Magpas called to scene

At 3.02am this morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in the Northampton area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic incident where a car collided with a tree.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 30’s) who had suffered a serious leg injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic sedated the patient (providing her with specialist A&E care), before safely removing her from the vehicle. The Magpas team then accompanied the woman to Northampton General Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival she was in a stable condition.

East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews, Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Swaffham, car vs wall – Magpas called to scene

Swaffham, car vs wall – Magpas called to scene

Swaffham, car vs wall – Magpas called to scene

At 12.18am this morning (21st), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in Swaffham via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision where a car had collided with a wall.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her teens) who had suffered a head injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic put measures into place to protect the patient’s injury, before accompanying her, by land ambulance, to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. On arrival at the hospital the woman was in a stable condition.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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Nr King’s Lynn, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr King’s Lynn, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

Nr King’s Lynn, car ends up in ditch – Magpas called to scene

At 10.35pm last night (20th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived near King’s Lynn via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic incident where a car had left the road, ending up in a ditch.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 20’s) who had suffered injuries to her leg and arm. The patient was subsequently taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

Fire and Rescue Services, and the Police were also on the scene.

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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.

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Last updated: October 24, 2017

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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.

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