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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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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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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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Nr Chatteris, motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Chatteris, motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Chatteris, motocross incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 3.30pm on Saturday (16th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Jo Lambert landed near Chatteris via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a boy had suffered a fall from a motocross bike.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained a leg injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic then worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the boy with pain relief. The patient was subsequently taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a stable condition, by the ambulance service.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Pilot Andy Figg and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

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St Neots, lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

St Neots, lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

St Neots, lorry collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 12.27pm today (15th), Magpas Doctor Rupert Hurry and Paramedic Chris Hawkins landed in the St Neots area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic incident where a lorry collided with a tree and ended up in a ditch, leaving a man (in his 50’s) trapped in the vehicle.

Fire and Rescue Services worked to safely remove the man from the vehicle. The Magpas team then assessed the patient who had suffered minor leg injuries. The man was subsequently taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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

The Police were also present.

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Peterborough, pedestrian and car collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, pedestrian and car collision – Magpas called to scene

Peterborough, pedestrian and car collision – Magpas called to scene

At 8.41pm last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – following a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

The Magpas team assessed a boy (in his teens) who had fortunately suffered minor injuries. The patient was then taken to Peterborough City Hospital, in a stable condition, by an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

The Police were also on the scene.

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St Ives, woman falls from ladder – Magpas called to her

St Ives, woman falls from ladder – Magpas called to her

St Ives, woman falls from ladder – Magpas called to her

At 3.45pm yesterday (13th), Magpas Doctor Dave Leverton, Doctor Ali Hieatt and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in St Ives via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a woman (in her 60’s) had suffered a fall from a ladder.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained injuries to her leg and arm. The Magpas Doctors and Paramedic worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the woman with pain relief. The patient was then taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in a stable condition, by the ambulance service.

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Nr Cambridge, man falls from roof - Magpas called to him

Nr Cambridge, man falls from roof - Magpas called to him

Nr Cambridge, man falls from roof - Magpas called to him

At 12.32pm yesterday (13th), Magpas Doctor Ali Hieatt and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived in the Cambridge area via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW – after a man (in his 40’s) had suffered a fall from a roof.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained a leg injury. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew to provide the man with pain relief. The Magpas team then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

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

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Nr Peterborough, car vs tree – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Peterborough, car vs tree – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Nr Peterborough, car vs tree – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 9.01am yesterday (12th), Magpas Doctor Raluca Treacy and Paramedic Dan Read landed in the Peterborough area via the Magpas Air Ambulance – following a road traffic incident where a car had left the road and collided with a tree.

The Magpas team assessed a woman (in her 30’s) who had sustained serious head injuries. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic sedated the patient (providing her with specialist A&E care), before accompanying her initially to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance. The Magpas team subsequently flew the patient on to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where on arrival the woman was in a serious condition.

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

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

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A6 nr Market Harborough, 2x car collision - Magpas called to scene

A6 nr Market Harborough, 2x car collision - Magpas called to scene

A6 nr Market Harborough, 2x car collision - Magpas called to scene

At 10.11pm last night (11th), Magpas Doctor Zoe Smeed, Doctor Lorraine Greasley and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived on the A6 near Market Harborough via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW - following a road traffic collision involving two cars.

The Magpas team assessed a man (in his 20’s) who had sustained multiple injuries. The Magpas Doctors and Paramedic provided the patient with advanced pain relief, before accompanying him to University Hospital Coventry by land ambulance. On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

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

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Nr Lincoln, boy suffers fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Lincoln, boy suffers fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Nr Lincoln, boy suffers fall - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 1.34pm yesterday (10th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed south of Lincoln via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a young boy had suffered a fall down some stairs.

The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic assessed the patient who had sustained a head injury. The Magpas team then flew the boy to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where on arrival he was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene/ the Magpas team and the patient to hospital was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew were also present.

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Nr Sleaford, girl falls from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Nr Sleaford, girl falls from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Nr Sleaford, girl falls from horse - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 12.47pm yesterday (10th), Magpas Doctor Sarah McNeilly and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed south of Sleaford via the Magpas Air Ambulance – after a girl (in her teens) had suffered a fall from a horse.

The Magpas team assessed the patient who had sustained injuries to her upper body. The girl was then taken to the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, in a stable condition, by an East Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

The Helicopter team who flew the Magpas Doctor and Paramedic to the scene was: Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crew Member Lee Kennedy.
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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.

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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:
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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:
  • 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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