When Pam, from St Neots, badly broke her femur, it was Magpas Air Ambulance who came to her rescue.
Pam recalls, “I was at my daughter’s house making a cheese sandwich when her cheese loving dog, Blue got under my feet and I fell over him. I remember thinking ‘that was close’ as I saw he was fine and no harm had been caused. It was only when I looked at my leg and the angle of my foot I realised I was far from right… As the pain set in it was excruciating and everything became a blur.”
Pam’s daughter, Sarah, who lives in Brampton describes “It was immediately obvious from the shocking position of Mum’s leg that it was a serious injury. Mum was clearly in a huge amount of pain, and we kept her talking to keep her awake while we waited for the ambulance service to arrive.
“The ambulance crew were fantastic, but they didn’t have pain relief strong enough to be able to reposition Mum’s leg and move her, so they requested the assistance of Magpas Air Ambulance who flew to her straight away, landing on the village green.”
Magpas Doctor Rupert and Critical Care Paramedic Dan are specially trained in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine which means they can provide treatments and procedures at the scene of their patients’ incidents which are usually only available in a hospital.
Sarah continues, “The Magpas Air Ambulance medical team were brilliant with Mum, very professional and reassuring. They sedated her and straightened and splinted her leg right there on the kitchen floor, before travelling with her in the ambulance to hospital too so she could get the further care she needed.
“As a family we are incredibly grateful to the Magpas Air Ambulance team who helped Mum, they were amazing and we were very fortunate that they were available to help her so quickly.”
Thanks to the specialist skills of the Magpas Air Ambulance team, Pam made a complete recovery, and even went on to win their Christmas raffle last year!
Pam sums up “They were there when I needed them, and by supporting them in any way you can – whether that’s playing their raffle, taking on a challenge for them, or simply making a donation – you can help ensure Magpas Air Ambulance can be there when other people need them too. As a charity funded by donations they just can’t do it without our help.”