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

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Meet the motorcyclist who defied death thanks to roadside surgery from Magpas Air Ambulance

Charity Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Andy Lindsay with Adam and Magpas Paramedic Dan Read
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Wisbech, Magpas Air Ambulance called to 2x collisions in one evening

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Enhanced medical teams from Magpas Air Ambulance were called to two separate road traffic collisions within a few hours of each other yesterday (28th) evening.

At 5.19pm on Thursday Magpas Doctors Scott Knapp and Al Steel and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed at the A1101 north of Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman injured in a collision between a car and lorry.

The Magpas specialist medical team assessed the woman (in her teens) who had sustained multiple injuries and gave her advanced pain relief at the scene (providing her with A&E level care). They then airlifted her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

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

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

Later that evening at 11.52pm, Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ashley Richardson responded to an activation in Wisbech via rapid response vehicle. They were called by the East of England Ambulance Service to treat a man (in his 20s) injured in a single vehicle collision. The Magpas medical team assisted an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew who took the patient to hospital in a stable condition.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Godmanchester, woman sustains serious leg injury – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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At 11.21am yesterday (3rd) Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Godmanchester via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a woman with a serious leg injury.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the woman (in her 60’s) who had sustained a serious ankle injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing the patient with A&E level care) to protect her injuries. The doctor and paramedic team then accompanied the woman to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon via land ambulance. She was in a stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew was also in attendance,

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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.

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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.

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Kettering, man injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Kettering, man injured in single vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 8.35am this morning (13th), Magpas Doctors Richard Booker and Anne Booth and Paramedic Ryan Warwick arrived in Kettering via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man injured when the van he was travelling in left the road.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 60’s), who had sustained a leg injury and was trapped inside the vehicle. They gave him advanced pain relief (providing him with A&E level care) to allow the Fire and Rescue Service to extricate him from the van. The man was then taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry in a stable condition.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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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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Boston, cyclist airlifted to hospital by Magpas Air Ambulance following collision

Boston, cyclist airlifted to hospital by Magpas Air Ambulance following collision

At 9.32am this morning (30th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Boston, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a cyclist injured when he was involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 90’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. They provided him with pain relief and sedated him before air lifting him to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. The patient 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 Rob Davies.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Lincolnshire Police were also in attendance.

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M11 Bishop’s Stortford, man seriously injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

M11 Bishop’s Stortford, man seriously injured in collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 5.22am on Sunday morning (6th), Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived, via a rapid response vehicle, to treat a driver involved in a single vehicle collision.

The Magpas medical team assessed a man (in his 20’s), who had sustained multiple life-threatening injuries. They 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 serious condition upon arrival at hospital.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Huntingdon, child injured in fall from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Huntingdon, child injured in fall from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 5.04pm on Monday evening (12th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Huntingdon, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a young girl who had fallen from a horse.

The Magpas medical team assessed the girl, who had sustained an arm injury, and provided her with pain relief.

She was then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where she was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

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Huntingdon, child pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Huntingdon, child pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

At 4.36pm on Monday afternoon (22nd), Magpas Doctor Simon Lewis and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Huntingdon via a rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a child involved in a collision with a car.

The Magpas medical team assessed the boy who had sustained head injuries. They then anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with care usually only available in hospital).

The team accompanied him by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

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Nr Oundle, many injured in bus v car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Oundle, many injured in bus v car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 4.14pm on Thursday afternoon (14th), Magpas Doctors Leigh Bissett and Dhakshinamoorthy Vijayasankar and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed near Oundle, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a number of people injured when the bus they were travelling in collided with a car.

Magpas Air Ambulance was one of the first emergency medical resources on scene and assisted an EMAS ambulance officer to assess the situation and declare a major incident. Other emergency services, including the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, arrived shortly after.

As the first air ambulance team on scene, the Magpas medical team took the crucial role of triaging the injured patients.

Excellent working between all agencies ensured 23 patients were quickly triaged, with many treated at the scene and several taken to hospital by land ambulance. One patient was airlifted by the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The Hazardous Area Response Team, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

We have no further information at this time.

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Nr Stevenage, tree surgeon injured in fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Nr Stevenage, tree surgeon injured in fall from height - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 11.35am this morning (8th), Magpas Doctor Drew Welch and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed at a rural area along the A602 south of Stevenage, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a tree surgeon who had fallen from 30 feet.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 30s) who had sustained chest injuries. They provided him with pain relief and put measures in place to protect his injuries.

He was then flown via the air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Buckinghamshire, motorcyclist seriously injured - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 6:11pm on Sunday evening (July 3rd), Magpas Doctor Peter Holden and Paramedic Simon Standen landed in the Chesham area via the Magpas Air Ambulance. The Magpas medical team were called out to treat a man, in his 50’s, who had been involved in a motorbike incident (which left him stranded in thick undergrowth near the side of a road).

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained multiple injuries. They provided him with pain relief and moved him safely into the Magpas Air Ambulance, before flying him to Addenbrooke’s for further investigation. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a very serious but stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the patient and the Magpas medical team were Magpas Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
An EEAST paramedic crew were also present, alongside the Police.

We have no further information at this time.

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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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Nr Stamford, schoolboy sustains leg injury - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 12.40pm this afternoon (24th), Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed at a school near Stamford, via the Magpas Air Ambulance, to treat a teenager who had injured his leg. 

The Magpas team assessed the boy, who did not require treatment at the scene.

He was then flown to Peterborough City Hospital, where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

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Magpas supporters attend Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations!

Magpas supporters attend Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations!

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Last week our Fundraising Co-ordinator Emma (pictured above second from right, in left hand picture), along with some supporters and one of our doctors had the honour of attending the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, as we were chosen to receive tickets from kind supporters at Waitrose St Ives and St Neots.

This is Emma’s story of the day:

I had the honour of representing Magpas Air Ambulance at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle on Thursday 12th May. We were honoured to have been chosen by our supporters at Waitrose St Ives and St Neots to receive tickets to this most amazing event which celebrated the life of our incredible Monarch in this monumentally historical year.

We arrived early in beautiful, warm sunshine to make the most of our day. We were treated to some fantastic horse displays from the Pony Club in the main arena throughout the afternoon which whetted the appetite for the main evening show. We were greeted warmly at the Waitrose hospitality marquee and enjoyed a glass of bubbly, or two (!) and a very tasty cupcake. The Waitrose winning birthday cake designed by 9 year old Tilly Chisholm was on display and appeared a most worthy winner! There we met Tina Varns, Waitrose's CSR Manager, and were again made to feel very special guests. After a catch up with our fellow Magpas representatives we grabbed a bite to eat, then prepared to take our seats for the main event.

The show was just spectacular from start to finish, following the story of our Queen's 90 years and her achievements, passions, loves and duties. The story was narrated by Alan Titchmarsh and Jenny Powell and was accompanied by video footage on a huge screen directly opposite our front row seats! We were graced with the presence of the Princess Royal herself, Princess Anne who arrived in a stunning golden carriage. How else would we have wanted her to arrive! The displays included those by the Household Cavalry, the RAF, Army, Navy, the Highlanders and the Irish Guards. Representatives from across the Commonwealth came from near and far and included, Fiji, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Azer....Azerbai.....Azerbyja...Canada!!!! All demonstrated national dances, displays, horse control and marching bands. It was just magnificent.

So what did I think were the highlights? I genuinely couldn't say. The day, the Waitrose hospitality, the people we met, the setting, the event itself are what memories are made of. I felt honoured to have attended this event from a personal perspective as well as being a representative of Magpas Air Ambulance, a charity I love and believe in. This is a day I will never forget and cannot thank you all at Waitrose enough for giving us this once in a lifetime opportunity to have been there.

And a thank you to Teresa Lewis for her wonderful photography that feature in this post.

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Northampton, woman injured in hot air balloon incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Northampton, woman injured in hot air balloon incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.02am on Sunday morning (22nd), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in Northampton, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a woman injured in a hot air balloon incident.

The Magpas medical team assessed the woman (in her 20s), who had sustained serious burns. The patient was given strong pain relief and sedated (providing her with A&E level care at the scene). She was then flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

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

EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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Holbeach, man injured in 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

Holbeach, man injured in 2x vehicle collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to the scene

At 8.00am on Saturday morning (7th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in Holbeach, via the Magpas air ambulance, to treat a man who had been injured in a collision involving two vehicles.

The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his 40s), who had sustained a neck injury. The patient was given pain relief and removed from the vehicle, then flown to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

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

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

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Cookies Policy

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Last updated: October 24, 2017

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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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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.

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When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

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