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MISSION CRITICAL: 21st – 27th 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 30 missions.

Road traffic collisions represented the majority of our callouts this week, at 53.3% of the total missions we went out on. WNAA flew to Leicester on Tuesday 22nd September where a male patient was trapped after being involved in an Road Traffic Collision with a Lorry. The patient sustained a suspected head injury and was conveyed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. WNAA was joined on the scene by East Midlands Ambulance Service, Fire and Police.

Sports incidents were also very high, at 16.6% of the missions we went out to. DLRAA went out to a female skydiver who had landed badly on Thursday 24th September. They were the primary response on scene. The skydiver sustained lower leg injury and received sedation to re-align the injury prior to transferring by air to Nottingham QMC.

Falls and other incidents made up 13.3% 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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