MISSION CRITICAL: 8th – 14th Jun
Your local air ambulance services have been hard at work over the last seven days. Here’s a snapshot of what they’ve been up to.
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) have been out to a combined total of 21 missions.
The majority of our deployments this week were to road traffic collisions, which made up 33% of our total missions. This included a serious collision between a motorcycle and a car on Sunday 14th June. WNAA flew to the incident, arriving on the scene at 3.01pm and assessing and treating the patient alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS). The man was sedated and taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
Both falls and medical emergencies were very high percentages of missions this week, at 26% each. Medical emergencies we attended included seizures, collapses and cardiac arrests.
DLRAA flew to a remote track near Hathersage in the week after a lady slipped and suffered a fall while out walking. DLRAA’s crew worked with Edale Mountain Rescue Team and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to help the woman, who had injured her ankle. She was given pain relief and taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital by EMAS.
Sports incidents represented 9% of our total missions this week. WNAA flew to Warwickshire on Wednesday 10th June after a young woman fell from her horse in a dressage arena. The patient was given pain relief and immobilised, then handed over to EMAS for transport to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
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