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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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March, man suffers serious leg injury – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 16.02pm yesterday afternoon (27th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in March via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a fall.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 60’s) who had sustained a serious leg injury and sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). They then accompanied the man to Peterborough City Hospital via land ambulance where he was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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A605 near Whittlesey, 2x vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 8.20am this morning (27th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed at the A605 east of Whittlesey via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a collision between two vehicles.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained multiple injuries and gave him advanced pain relief at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). They then airlifted the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. 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.

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

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Nr Chatteris, man injured in fall – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 12.05pm Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in a rural location north of Chatteris via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a fall.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50’s) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They gave the man advanced pain relief at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before airlifting him to Peterborough City Hospital. The patient was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Nr Great Shelford, car v motorbike – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 9.50am this morning (23rd) Magpas Doctor Steve Corry-Bass and Paramedic Alex Pearce, alongside Doctor Tristan Dyer, landed in a rural location near Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient who had suffered badly broken bones and administered advanced pain relief at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). They then accompanied the man to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge via land ambulance. He was in a stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Simon Amos.

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

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Little Paxton, woman injured in boating incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 11.07am yesterday morning (18th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in Little Paxton via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called to treat a woman who had been injured whilst out on a boat.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 40’s) who had sustained a leg injury and gave her advanced pain relief at the scene (providing her with A&E level care). The team worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to extricate the woman from the boat into an ambulance. The EEAST paramedic crew then took her via land ambulance to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember George Phillips.

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Nr Wimblington, car vs motorbike – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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At 7.33pm yesterday evening (15th) Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in a rural location west of Wimblington via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been seriously injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained multiple serious injuries and sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). The team then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via land ambulance. 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 Sutton, woman injured in fall from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

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At 4.14pm yesterday afternoon (5th) Magpas Doctor Rosie Dwyer and Paramedic Dan Cody, alongside Doctor Tristan Dyer landed in a rural location north-east of Sutton via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a woman who had been injured in a fall from a horse.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 40’s) who had sustained an arm injury. They gave the woman advanced pain relief and splinted her injuries at the scene (providing the patient with A&E level care). They then airlifted her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where she was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew 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 Chatteris, woman injured in motocross incident – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

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At 1.26pm yesterday afternoon (3rd) Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Dan Read landed in a rural location north of Chatteris. They had been called to treat a woman injured in a motocross incident.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the woman (in her 40’s) who had suffered badly broken bones. They gave the patient advanced pain relief and sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The woman was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Wisbech, motorbike vs car – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

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At 11.29pm last night (31st) Magpas Doctor Rosie Dwyer and Paramedic Alex Pearce, alongside Doctor Tom Odbert, arrived in Wisbech via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a motorcyclist who had been injured in a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained a leg injury and sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care). They then accompanied the man to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, via land ambulance. He was in a stable condition upon arrival.

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

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March, man falls 15ft from roof - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

March, man falls 15ft from roof - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

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At 8:06am this morning, Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid, Paramedic Andy Smith and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in a built-up area of March, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called to treat a man who had fallen 15 feet (approximately) from a roof.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50s) who had sustained serious injuries to his body. They gave the man enhanced pain relief and sedated him (providing A&E level care at the scene). The Magpas doctor and paramedics then worked alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service crew and a HART team to move the patient safely into the air ambulance, before flying him onto Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further investigation. Upon arrival at the hospital, the man was in serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter crew who flew the patient and the medical team were Magpas Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Simon Amos.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews were also in attendance.

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Hamerton Zoo, serious incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Hamerton Zoo, serious incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 11:34am today (29th), Magpas Air Ambulance landed at Hamerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire, after the Magpas enhanced doctor and paramedic team was called to a very serious incident.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and two rapid response vehicles were also in attendance, alongside the Police. For any further information, please contact Cambridgeshire Police.

We can confirm that the visitors to the zoo were safely evacuated and no one was running. We can also confirm that no animals escaped the enclosure and no children were injured.

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Northampton, woman injured in equestrian incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Northampton, woman injured in equestrian incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 5:50pm yesterday evening (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in a rural part of Northampton, via the Magpas air ambulance. They were called by EMAS Ambulance Service to treat a woman who had fallen from a horse and was lying in a field.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 40’s), who had suffered suspected serious injuries to her body. They gave her advanced pain relief (providing A&E level care at the scene), before flying her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Upon arrival, the woman was in a serious but stable condition.

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

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Huntingdon, cyclist & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Huntingdon, cyclist & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 3:06pm yesterday afternoon (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers arrived near Wyton via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW. They were called to treat a man who had lost consciousness after a collision between a bike and a van.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50s) who had suffered a head injury. They provided him with anti-sickness medication before accompanying him in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital - monitoring his condition all the way. Upon arrival, the patient was in a very stable condition.

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

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Peterborough, child suffers head injuries - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Peterborough, child suffers head injuries - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 10:31am yesterday late morning (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in central Peterborough, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called to treat a child who has suffered a fall in a public place.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the young male patient who had suffered a head injury. They sedated the boy (providing A&E level care at the scene), before accompanying him in a land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital -monitoring his condition closely. Upon arrival, the patient was in a stable condition.

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

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Cambridge, cyclist vs HGV - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Cambridge, cyclist vs HGV - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 9.44am this morning (26th), Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Cambridge via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a cyclist who had been injured in a collision with a HGV.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her 70’s) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, monitoring her condition throughout the journey. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

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

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

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Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Staff at Thomas Morris didn’t just go orange; they went above and beyond for Magpas Air Ambulance’s annual Orange Day! The Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire based estate agents pledged to raise £5,000 this May for our lifesaving service – and they didn’t disappoint!

Each branch of the estate agents came up with their own fundraising idea and set out to raise as much money as they could for Magpas. Some wore orange for the day, donning some interesting bright orange suits, and donated money; others hosted bake sales and raffles for the local community. Two very notable fundraising exploits consisted of a car push and a netball tournament and the company even turned their website orange for the whole month of May!

The netball tournament was a huge success! 18 teams took part on the day; everyone got together alongside their spectators and supporters, and competed in the charity tournament. The sunshine was out; there was a BBQ, bouncy castle, cake sale and raffle throughout the day. Teams of all abilities took part and had a lot of fun, and in the end it was The Cherries who took home the trophy.

The car push was an event that we’ve never seen before. Staff from Thomas Morris pushed one of the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicles for 24 miles in just 7 hours (to represent our 24/7 lifesaving service)! They got off to a slow start; however they soon found their stride and managed to complete the challenge in 7 hours on the dot! The people taking part were sponsored by friends, family and local companies.

The guys and girls at Thomas Morris have outdone themselves this year, they have smashed their original target and raised well over £5,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance! We are so grateful to have such committed and enthusiastic supporters!

If you wish to support Thomas Morris in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance just donate to their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ThomasMorrisSalesAndLettings

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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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Last updated: October 24, 2017

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