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MISSION CRITICAL: 14th – 20th Sept

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 26 missions.

Road traffic collisions represented the majority of our callouts this week, at 42% of the total missions we went out on. DLRAA flew to the A1 on Saturday after a car rolled over, resulting in two patients suffering serious injuries. The mission was a great example of the excellent teamwork necessary to provide the highest standards of pre-hospital healthcare, as DLRAA was joined by Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and the LIVES service. Two patients were taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for further assessment and treatment.

Sports incidents were also very high, at 35% of the missions we went out to. DLRAA went out to a man who was involved in a go-karting accident on Friday 18th September. They were first on the scene, landing on the race track and working to assess and treat the patient. They were then joined by EMAS. The patient was treated for back injuries, then flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Falls and other incidents made up 11% each of our missions last week.

WNAA and DLRAA are currently raising money to help them buy lifesaving materials. For more information about how gauze saved our patient Jamie’s life, and how you can help more people in critical need of care, click here or call 08454 130999 to talk to us direct.

The Air Ambulance Service does not receive any government funding. Our lifesaving missions are fuelled by your donations.

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