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MISSION CRITICAL: 22nd – 28th 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 22 missions.

Road traffic collisions were the majority of our callouts this week, at 37% of total missions flown. WNAA flew to Leicester on Friday after a man was involved in a road traffic collision with a bus and suffered a cardiac arrest. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and a BASICS doctor resuscitated the patient upon arrival, with WNAA assisting in treatment before flying him to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Our services also attended a high number of medical emergencies this week, including a woman suffering an allergic reaction, which made up 18% of our missions.

Sports incidents and agricultural accidents were our next highest attended, at 13% of callouts each.

Falls represented a much lower number of calls than last week, at just 9%. One of these involved a dramatic Peak District rescue after a man fell in a remote and difficult location. DLRAA worked with Kinder Mountain Rescue and EMAS to reach and treat the man, who had suffered arm injuries. He was flown to Manchester Wythenshawe for further treatment.

One of the most unusual missions our crews attended this week was an animal attack in Derbyshire, after a woman in her 60s was trampled by a cow. She suffered head injuries and was flown by DLRAA to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital for further treatment.

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