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Peter Lane St Ives support Magpas!

Peter Lane St Ives support Magpas!

Catherine from Peter Lane & Partners Estate Agents came down to the Helimedix base to present our team with a cheque from all at the Peter Lane St Ives branch for a fantastic £342!

They did a huge amount of fundraising for us throughout the year, culminating in participating in our Orange Day.

Thank you to all at Peter Lane St Ives for making a lifesaving difference!

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The Pathfinders Motorcycle Club ride into the Helimedix base!

The Pathfinders Motorcycle Club ride into the Helimedix base!

The OC Pathfinders Motorcycle Club, themselves based at RAF Wyton, held two events in aid of Magpas in 2015:

A Slow Ride Skills Day, where they hosted Peterborough & Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists (PCAM) and held a training session. The skills are designed to give the motorcyclist a better grip of manoeuvring around obstacles utilising their riding posture and braking. The day was particularly challenging as it was very windy. All motorcyclists ended the day by being serving a chilli which was cooked by a member of the Pathfinder Motorcycle Club. It was a very successful day and another will be held next year.

A Charity Airfield Ride Day (CARD), an event that was the brainchild of a Pathfinder Motorcycle Club member and was designed to hone the skills of the motorcyclist during high speed manoeuvres under controlled conditions. The track was laid out over the whole of the RAF Wyton airfield. Motorcyclists of all types attended, where bikes were often pushed to their limits. The weather was very hot, however everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

The Pathfinder motorcycle Club raised an incredible £400 for Magpas,and a huge thank you to Pete and team for all your hard work in organising these two brilliant events, it really does make a lifesaving difference. 

 

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Sunflower Seed pre-school support Magpas!

Sunflower Seed pre-school support Magpas!

The Sunflower Seed pre-school in Northborough got involved with fundraising and raising awareness for Magpas by colouring in pictures, wearing stickers, learning about the helicopter and how the missions work, as well as collecting for us, and donating their spare pennies.

We want to say a huge thank you to Sunflower Seed pre-school for all their continued support!

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Spalding, man in agricultural incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Spalding, man in agricultural incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Spalding, man in agricultural incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 11.28am today (21st) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Ash Richardson) arrived in Spalding via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, after a man (in his 30’s) was involved in an incident with farming machinery.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had suffered serious chest injuries and provided him with enhanced pain relief. The team then flew the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

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

An East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew was also on the scene.

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Eltisley, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Eltisley, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Eltisley, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 8.17am today (21st) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott and Paramedic Ash Richardson) arrived in the Eltisley area via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, after there were reports of a road traffic collision involving a motorbike and a car.

The Helimedix assessed a male patient (in his 40’s) who had suffered serious body injuries. The Magpas team provided the patient with pain relief, before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a land ambulance (monitoring him 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: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Steve Crawford.

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

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Crowland, serious 3x car collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Crowland, serious 3x car collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Crowland, serious 3x car collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At approximately 4pm this evening (20th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Scott, Paramedic Chris Hawkins and Doctor Simon Lewis) arrived in Crowland via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a serious road traffic incident involving three cars.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 80’s) who suffered chest injuries. The Helimedix administered pain relief before flying the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where on arrival the man was in a stable condition. Another man and a woman were also treated at the scene by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew and an EMAS Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew; both patients were subsequently taken to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance. Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, a fourth person was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this time.

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

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Peterborough Fire & Rescue Service Crews, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service Crews and the Police were also present.

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St Ives, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

St Ives, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

St Ives, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 4.55pm yesterday (19th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived on the B1040 near St Ives via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - following a road traffic incident where a car left the road and rolled into a ditch.

The Helimedix assessed four patients who had fortunately only suffered minor injuries. A female patient (in her 50’s) was subsequently taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service Crews and Cambridgeshire Police were also on the scene.

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St Neots, woman falls from pushbike - Magpas Helimedix called to her

St Neots, woman falls from pushbike - Magpas Helimedix called to her

St Neots, woman falls from pushbike - Magpas Helimedix called to her

At 11:28am on Saturday the 16th, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived at a field near St Neots, in the Abbotsley area, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A woman (in her 50’s) was involved in a potentially serious fall from the pushbike she was out riding.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had suffered leg injuries (fortunately these didn’t turn out to be life-threatening). The Helimedix then dressed the wound, whilst working alongside EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews who were also at the scene. The woman was subsequently taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital by land ambulance in a stable condition.

A Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service Crew was also present.

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Flitwick, car and pedestrian collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Flitwick, car and pedestrian collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Flitwick, car and pedestrian collision - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 12.00pm today (14th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu and Paramedic Dan Cody) arrived in Flitwick via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, after there was a road traffic incident involving a car and a pedestrian.

The Helimedix assessed a female patient (in her 70’s) who had suffered a head injury. The patient was then taken in a stable condition to Bedford Hospital by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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

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

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Bedford, man unconscious - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Bedford, man unconscious - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Bedford, man unconscious - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 12.34pm today (13th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Ali Hieatt and Paramedic Steve Chambers) arrived in Bedford town centre via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, landing on top of a multi-storey carpark. A man (in his 20’s) had lost consciousness.

The Helimedix assessed the patient, working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew, before he was taken to Bedford Hospital in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Simon Standen.

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Chatteris, car vs tree - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Chatteris, car vs tree - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Chatteris, car vs tree - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 12.40am this morning (13th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu and Paramedic Keir Rutherford) arrived in Chatteris via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW, after a car left the road and collided with a tree.

The Helimedix assessed a young man (in his teens) who had suffered head and body injuries. The team provided the patient with pain relief, before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

Two other patients (a man and a woman) were also treated at the scene for minor injuries by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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

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The Cambridge cook up a lifesaving storm!

The Cambridge cook up a lifesaving storm!

Cambridge Building Society dropped in to the Magpas Operations Base to cook the Helimedix team a full English breakfast!

After Magpas was chosen as Cambridge Building Society’s charity of the month, staff arrived at the Helimedix HQ with bags full to the brim with food, ready to whip up a delicious fry up for the lifesaving team on shift that day.

It was all go from then on, the breakfast cooks took over the Helimedix kitchen, and the smell of bacon and eggs soon filled the room.

It wasn’t long before the Cambridge Building Society supporters had dished up their culinary masterpiece and the Helimedix were sitting down to enjoy their huge plates of food.

After they had devoured everything in sight, Magpas Helimedix Paramedic Dan Read, Doctor Ben Teasdale, Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Adam Bright thanked the chefs for their delicious efforts by taking them on a VIP tour of the Helimedix base, explaining in detail how the lifesaving service works, which included a look inside the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance.

Just as the Helimedix were finishing their exclusive tour, the alarm sounded, meaning the Helimedix were needed to attend an emergency incident. The team grabbed their helmets and headed for the helicopter, bouncing with energy thanks to their hearty breakfasts.

Marianne, Mortgage Adviser at Cambridge Building Society, said, “It feels great to have cooked the team breakfast, we wanted to do something for Magpas as it’s a local charity which provides such an important and life changing service.”

She added, “Our tour of the base was brilliant, the Helimedix are so passionate and their knowledge is incredible. The fact that the majority of the doctors and paramedics are volunteers who give up their own time is just amazing. You never know when you, or your friends and family, might need Magpas!”

Lydia Foster from Magpas Helimedix said, “We are thrilled to be working with Cambridge Building Society yet again, it’s been a pleasure to work alongside them over the past few years. Their support will help Magpas Helimedix continue to bring specialist A&E care, by land and by air, to those in life threatening emergencies.”

Cambridge Building Society also got involved in Magpas Orange Day on Friday 15th May, where all Head Office staff wore something orange. 

 

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Lincoln, man in sporting incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Lincoln, man in sporting incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

Lincoln, man in sporting incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to him

At 2.07pm on Saturday (9th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived near Lincoln via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A man (in his 20’s) was involved in a sporting incident - whilst playing squash - and lost consciousness.

The Helimedix assessed the patient and provided him with enhanced pain relief, whilst working alongside an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew . The Magpas team then flew the man to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene/ the Helimedix and the patient to hospital was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Steve Hunwicks.

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March, woman suffers fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to her

March, woman suffers fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to her

March, woman suffers fall - Magpas Helimedix fly to her

At 2:15pm today (8th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Phil Morgan and Paramedic Ash Richardson) arrived in March town centre via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. A woman (in her 80’s) suffered a fall, resulting in a serious leg injury.

The Helimedix sedated the patient (providing specialist A&E care), before accompanying her to Hinchingbrooke Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew and a Police Officer were also on the scene.

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A14 Hemingford Grey van incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

A14 Hemingford Grey van incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

A14 Hemingford Grey van incident - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 12:35pm this afternoon (7th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Ben Teasdale and Paramedic Dan Read) arrived at the A14 eastbound, near Hemingford Grey, via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance - after a road traffic incident involving a van which rolled onto its side.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 60’s) who was trapped inside the vehicle and had suffered a non-life threatening arm injury. The Helimedix worked alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service Crew and an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to remove the patient safely out of the van. The man was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via land ambulance in a stable condition.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Resilience Manager was first on the scene and Cambridgeshire Police were also present.

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A1, Alconbury serious van & lorry collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

A1, Alconbury serious van & lorry collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

A1, Alconbury serious van & lorry collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 8:30am this morning (5th), Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Raluca Ionescu, Paramedic Alex Pearce and Paramedic Dan Cody) arrived at the A1 near Alconbury via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - after a serious collision involving a van and lorry.

The Magpas team sedated a 30 year old man who was trapped inside the van. After providing the patient with specialist A&E care at the scene, the Helimedix then worked alongside Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Crews and EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews to get the man safely out of the vehicle. The Magpas team accompanied the patient in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On arrival at the hospital, the man was in a serious but stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew also assessed a woman (in her 20’s) who suffered minor injuries. This patient was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital via land ambulance in a stable condition.

Cambridgeshire Police were also present. 

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Near Bedford, 2 x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Near Bedford, 2 x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Near Bedford, 2 x car collision - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 2.11pm yesterday (4th) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Sarah Hazleman and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived south of Bedford by the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. There was a collision between two cars, leaving a man (in his 60’s) trapped inside a vehicle.

The Helimedix assessed the man who had suffered multiple body injuries. The team sedated the patient (providing specialist A&E care), before working alongside other emergency services to help safely remove the man from the vehicle. The Helimedix then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew, and Fire and Rescue Services were also on the scene.

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Soham, motorbike v tractor - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Soham, motorbike v tractor - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

Soham, motorbike v tractor - Magpas Helimedix fly to scene

At 6.53pm on Saturday (2nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived in Soham via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, following a collision between a motorbike and a tractor.

The Helimedix assessed a male patient (in his 20’s) who had suffered multiple body injuries. The team sedated the man (providing specialist A&E care), before accompanying him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a serious but stable condition.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew was also on the scene.

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Near Huntingdon, woman injured by horse - Magpas Helimedix called to her

Near Huntingdon, woman injured by horse - Magpas Helimedix called to her

Near Huntingdon, woman injured by horse - Magpas Helimedix called to her

At 6.08pm on Saturday (2nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived near Huntingdon via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A female (in her 30’s) had been trampled by a horse.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had suffered injuries to her chest. She was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a land ambulance by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew, in a stable condition.

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Near Huntingdon, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Near Huntingdon, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

Near Huntingdon, road traffic incident - Magpas Helimedix called to scene

At 5.49pm on Saturday (2nd) Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Simon Standen) arrived near Huntingdon by the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. A man (in his 30’s) had come off a motorcycle following a road traffic collision.

The Helimedix assessed the patient who had suffered an injury to his shoulder. The man was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a land ambulance by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew. The patient was in a stable condition.

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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.

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