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Miracle baby - thanks to advanced skills & knowledge from Magpas Air Ambulance

Miracle baby - thanks to advanced skills & knowledge from Magpas Air Ambulance

In the early hours of Sunday 29th January, expectant mum Shona Fordham from Friday Bridge, went into labour and suffered serious complications. Shona says, “At first everything seemed fine, my waters broke and I started having contractions - then suddenly I just knew something was very wrong. I called out to my partner Jamie to dial 999 as soon as he could. I was hysterical, it was a total nightmare.”

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Downham Market equestrian incident - Magpas Helimedix fly man to hospital

Downham Market equestrian incident - Magpas Helimedix fly man to hospital

Downham Market equestrian incident - Magpas Helimedix fly man to hospital

At 3pm this afternoon (12th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Ali Tompkins and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived at a field in the Downham Market area, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a man (in his 70’s) was thrown from a horse and trap.

 The Magpas team assessed the patient who suffered chest injuries and administered pain relief. The Helimedix then flew the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a very comfortable condition.

 The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the sceneand the patient with the Helimedix to hospital was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

An EEAST Ambulance Crew, a Rapid Response Paramedic and a BASICS Doctor were also present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

 This is all the information we have at present.

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Car collision, Peterborough - Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance attends

Car collision, Peterborough - Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance attends

Car collision, Peterborough - Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance attends

At 4:34pm yesterday afternoon (3rd), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Alex Cross, Paramedic Dan Read and Doctor Rod Mackenzie) arrived in the Eye area of Peterborough, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a car left the road and collided with a fence.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 20’s), whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Crew at the scene. Fortunately the patient didn’t suffer any serious injuries. He was subsequently taken to Peterborough City Hospital in a land ambulance (in a stable condition).

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Adam Bright.

An EEAST Ambulance Rapid Response Paramedic, an EEAST Ambulance Officer, a Fire & Rescue Crew and the Police were also present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Motorbike & car collision, near St Ives - Magpas Helimedix attend

Motorbike & car collision, near St Ives - Magpas Helimedix attend

Motorbike & car collision, near St Ives - Magpas Helimedix attend

At 1:20pm this afternoon, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Tom Odbert and Paramedic Paul Sallis) arrived at the A1123, near the St Ives and Needingworth area, via the Magpas Helimedix Rapid Response BMW - after a car and motorbike were involved in a serious collision.

The Magpas team sedated a man (in his 40’s) who suffered severe injuries. After providing A&E level care for the patient at the scene, the Helimedix then accompanied him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a stable condition.

East Anglian Air Ambulance, two EEAST Ambulance Rapid Response Officers, an off-duty paramedic, an off-duty nurse and the Police were also present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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A1 nr Peterborough, motorbike incident - Magpas Helimedix attend

A1 nr Peterborough, motorbike incident - Magpas Helimedix attend

A1 nr Peterborough, motorbike incident - Magpas Helimedix attend

At 1:36pm (19th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Alex Pearce) arrived close to the A1, near Peterborough, via the Magpas Helimedix Rapid Response BMW - after two people suffered a fall from a large motorbike.

The Magpas team administered enhanced pain relief for a man (in his 60’s) who endured severe injuries to his upper body, before escorting the patient to Peterborough City Hospital in a land ambulance (monitoring him all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.

On Scene issues

The Magpas team also assessed a woman (in her 60’s) who suffered minor injuries to her chest. This patient was subsequently taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a stable condition, in a land ambulance.

Two EEAST Ambulance Crews, an EEAST Rapid Response Paramedic, an EMAS Paramedic and the Police were also present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Bedfordshire man suffers cardiac arrest - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Bedfordshire man suffers cardiac arrest - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Bedfordshire man suffers cardiac arrest - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At approximately 1pm today (Friday 15th August), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Chris Adcock and paramedic Steve Chambers) arrived at a residential address in Bedfordshire, via the Magpas Air Ambulance - after an adult male suffered a cardiac arrest.

The Helimedix accompanied the man in a Land Ambulance to Papworth Hospital monitoring his condition all the way. On arrival at the hospital, he was in a serious but stable condition.

Magpas Dr Adcock explained, “Thanks to the swift actions of a community first responder, who had performed CPR and the rapid response and treatment by the ambulance team this gentleman has been given the best possible chance of making a good recovery. This incident highlights how important first aid skills really are.”

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2 car head on collision on the A141 between Wyton and Warboys - Magpas Helimedix attend

2 car head on collision on the A141 between Wyton and Warboys - Magpas Helimedix attend

2 car head on collision on the A141 between Wyton and Warboys - Magpas Helimedix attend

At 9.10am today (13th August) Magpas Helimedix (Dr Vijayasanker and Paramedic Kieran Bromley) arrived to the A141 via the Magpas Rapid Response car – after two cars were involved in a head on collision.

When the Helimedix team arrived there was one patient trapped in the car (male in his late 20s). The Helimedix team assessed the patient and worked alongside the Fire and Ambulance Service to free him from the vehicle. The patient was then taken by land ambulance to Hinchingbroooke Hospital.  

The other driver, also a male in his late 20s was also taken by land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, both were in stable condition.

Other emergency services on scene were Fire, Police and East of England Ambulance

This is the only information we have.

 

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Motorcross incident, Leighton Buzzard - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Motorcross incident, Leighton Buzzard - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Motorcross incident, Leighton Buzzard - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 15:35 yesterday afternoon (10th August ), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Wayne Kark and Paramedic Simon Standen) landed near Leighton Buzzard via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a motorcross rider had fallen.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 20’s) who had fallen from the motocross. The Helimedix team administered pain relief and sedated the patient before accompanying him to Luton and Dunstable Hospital. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Crawford.

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Magpas Helimedix attend footballer in Huntingdon

Magpas Helimedix attend footballer in Huntingdon

Magpas Helimedix attend footballer in Huntingdon

At approximately 4.30pm on Saturday (9th August), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Peter Holden and Paramedic Rob Riches) arrived in Huntingdon, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after two footballers had collided with each other.

The Magpas team assessed one of the players who had sustained an injury. The Helimedix team administered strong pain relief and then sedated the patient before accompanying him (in his 30s), in a Land Ambulance, to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition. The other player was uninjured.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Peterborough man suffers fall - Magpas Helimedix attend

Peterborough man suffers fall - Magpas Helimedix attend

Peterborough man suffers fall - Magpas Helimedix attend

 

At 9:25pm last night (29th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor David Driver and Paramedic Phil Almond) arrived in the Eye area of Peterborough, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after a man (in his 30’s) suffered a fall in a public place.

The Magpas team assessed the patient, who suffered facial injuries and suspected head injuries. They then accompanied the man, in a Land Ambulance, to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment. On arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a stable condition.

 

An EEAST Ambulance Crew was also present. All the Emergency Services worked well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Littleport man suffers fall down stairs - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Littleport man suffers fall down stairs - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Littleport man suffers fall down stairs - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

 

At 3:22pm yesterday afternoon (27th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor David Driver and Paramedic Phil Almond) arrived at a residential address in the area of Littleport, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A man (in his 50’s) suffered a fall down some stairs whilst carrying a heavy object and sustained an injury to his head.

The Helimedix assessed the patient, whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Crew. Fortunately, the man’s injuries were not life-threatening. The patient was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a stable condition, via a Land Ambulance.

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Wittering, woman suffers serious knee injury - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Wittering, woman suffers serious knee injury - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Wittering, woman suffers serious knee injury - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

 

At 1:10pm yesterday afternoon (27th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor David Driver and Paramedic Phil Almond) arrived in the area of Wittering, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A woman (in her 20’s) suffered a severe injury to her knee.

The Helimedix sedated the patient. The woman was then taken to Peterborough City Hospital in a stable condition, via a Land Ambulance.

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Crew was also present. All the Emergency Services worked well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Parachuting incident, nr March - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Parachuting incident, nr March - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Parachuting incident, nr March - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

 

At 11:55am yesterday morning (27th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor David Driver and Paramedic Phill Almond) arrived in a rural area, south of March, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A man (in his 30’s) suffered injuries to his leg, following an awkward parachute landing.

The Helimedix assessed the patient and put measures into place to protect his leg, whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Crew at the scene. The man was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a stable condition, in a Land Ambulance.

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

All the Emergency Services worked well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Ipswich, man suffers collapse on golf course - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Ipswich, man suffers collapse on golf course - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 3:58pm on Saturday afternoon (26th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Tom Odbert and Paramedic Keir Rutherford) arrived in a rural area of Ipswich, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A man (in his 70’s) suffered a collapse and went into cardiac arrest at a residential address, following a game of golf. A bystander gave initial CPR, before EEAST Ambulance Crews arrived and performed advanced life support.

The Helimedix provided the man with specialist A&E level care at the scene. The Magpas team then accompanied the patient in a Land Ambulance to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.  

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member George Phillips.

Two EEAST Ambulance Crews, an EEAST Ambulance Rapid Response Paramedic and the Police were all present. Everyone worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Biggleswade man suffers stairs fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to the scene

Biggleswade man suffers stairs fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to the scene

Biggleswade man suffers stairs fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to the scene

 

At approximately 11am this morning (23rd July), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Tom Odbert and Paramedic Dan Read) landed in Biggleswade, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a man (in his 70s) suffered a stair fall at a residential address.

The Magpas team assessed the patient and administered strong pain relief working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Crew. The Helimedix team escorted the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance, where on arrival he was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Magpas Helimedix attend footballer in Ely

Magpas Helimedix attend footballer in Ely

Magpas Helimedix attend footballer in Ely

At approximately 9pm last night (22nd July), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Jon Birks and Paramedic Alex Pearce) arrived in Ely, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after two footballers had collided with each other.

The Magpas team assessed one of the players who had sustained an injury. The Helimedix team administered strong pain relief and then accompanied the man (in his 20s), in a Land Ambulance, to Addenbrooke’s  Hospital. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition. The other player was uninjured.

This is all the information we have at present.

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RTC in Alconbury- Magpas Helimedix attend

RTC in Alconbury- Magpas Helimedix attend

RTC in Alconbury- Magpas Helimedix attend

At 8pm last night (17th July) Magpas Helimedix (Dr Nick Foster and Paramedic Jo Lambert) arrived in Alconbury via the Magpas Rapid Response – after a lorry and a car were involved in an RTC.

When the Helimedix team arrived there was one patient trapped in the car (male in his 40s). The Helimedix team assessed the patient and worked alongside the Fire and Ambulance Service to free him from the vehicle. The Helimedix team administered pain relief and then they took the patient by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival the patient was in a stable condition.

This is all the information we have at present.

 

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Cambridgeshire man falls 30ft from tree - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Cambridgeshire man falls 30ft from tree - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Cambridgeshire man falls 30ft from tree - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

 

At 12:31pm Saturday afternoon, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived in a residential area near Little Paxton, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a man (in his 30’s) suffered a 30 foot fall from a tree and endured chest and hip injuries.

The Magpas team were the first on the scene. They assessed the patient, before partially sedating him and putting measures into place to protect his chest and hip. They then accompanied the man in a Land Ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital, he was in a serious but stable condition.

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Crew, a Critical Care Paramedic (who also happens to volunteer for Magpas) and an Officer were present. All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Bedfordshire woman falls through glass door - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Bedfordshire woman falls through glass door - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Bedfordshire woman falls through glass door - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

 

At approximately 4:50pm Friday evening, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Ali Tompkins and Paramedic Keir Rutherford) arrived at a Bedfordshire residential address near the Shefford area, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a mature woman suffered a fall through a glass door and endured severe neck injuries.

When the Magpas team arrived, an EEAST Ambulance Crew and Officer were providing advanced life support. The Helimedix provided crucial, specialist, A&E level care for the patient at the scene, before accompanying her to Lister Hospital in a Land Ambulance (monitoring her condition all the way). On arrival at the hospital, the woman was in a serious but stable condition. She was then fast tracked into essential surgery.

 

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Adam Bright.

All the Emergency Services worked extremely well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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Wyton woman suffers choking episode - Magpas Helimedix attend

Wyton woman suffers choking episode - Magpas Helimedix attend

Wyton woman suffers choking episode - Magpas Helimedix attend

 

At 1:19pm Wednesday afternoon, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Keir Rutherford) arrived in Wyton, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after a woman (in her 50’s) suffered a choking episode.

The Magpas team were the first on the scene. They assessed the patient and gave her oxygen, before an EEAST Ambulance Crew took the woman to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a Land Ambulance, for further treatment.

All the Emergency Services worked well together.

This is all the information we have at present.

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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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