MISSION CRITICAL: 30th Mar – Easter Monday
Your local air ambulance services have been hard at work this Easter, helping people in their hour of need. Here’s a snapshot of what they’ve been up to over the last eight days – including Easter Monday.
Last week Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance continues (DLRAA) responded to a total of 20 emergency calls.
Road traffic collisions represented that largest amount of callouts we went to this weekend, at 45% of total missions. On Easter Sunday alone, our services went out to four separate road traffic collisions. One of these involved a motorcyclist in Leicestershire, who was thrown from his bike. DLRAA flew out to aid him, giving him pain relief and splinting his injuries before flying him to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Injuries related to sports were also particularly high this week, at 30% of the callouts we attended. WNAA flew to Bedworth on Saturday after a young woman fell from her horse and suffered from potential head and face injuries. They assessed and helped treat the patient, before working with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to take the woman to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
Around 20% of the missions we attended last week were related to medical emergencies like cardiac arrests and seizures. DLRAA flew to Leicester on Friday after a man became seriously unwell. They worked with a doctor from the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) to assess and treat the patient. DLRAA accompanied him to Leicester Royal Infirmary via road.
The other 5% of our calls were made up by a single incident in which a man suffered a fall.
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