MISSION CRITICAL: 13th – 19th Jul
Your local air ambulance services have been hard at work over the last seven days, come rain or shine. 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 28 missions.
Road traffic collisions were, once again, the majority of the missions our services were called out on, at 46% of total missions. WNAA flew to Corby on Monday after a road traffic collision left a patient trapped. They worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and the fire and rescue service to help extricate the patient, who was then taken to Kettering Hospital by the land ambulance.
Medical emergencies and falls were both high this week, at 18% each. DLRAA flew to Nottingham on Tuesday after a man fell from a tree and suffered a serious head injury. They worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service to assess and treat the patient, then travelled in the land ambulance to help out as they took the patient to Queen’s Medical Centre.
Sports accidents represented 11% of our total missions this week. DLRAA flew to Corby on Sunday after a male motorcross rider came off his bike while on a forest track. The air ambulance crew worked with EMAS to assess and treat the patient. He suffered a serious chest injury and an arm injury, and was sedated and flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
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