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MISSION CRITICAL: 26th Sep – 2nd Oct

It’s been a very busy week, with 34 callouts across the five counties we cover. As with last week, road traffic collisions were particularly high.

Here’s a brief look at some of what Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) went out on last week.

Both crews went to a large majority of road traffic collisions this week. In total, they made up 59% of our total calls. Both of our services flew to the A607 on Sunday after a serious collision left multiple people injured.

DLRAA was on scene at 3.46pm, while WNAA was there at 3.50pm.

Both services worked with two doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the fire and police services.

They worked with the resources at scene to assess and treat four patients at the scene of the incident. DLRAA treated a woman in her 70s with serious injuries to her chest, torso and legs. She was flown to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

WNAA treated a man in his 80s who had possible spinal injuries. He was given pain relief and flown to Queen’s Medical Centre as well.

The current condition of the patients is unknown.

Medical emergencies like cardiac arrests were our second most common callout this week, at 18% of the total.

We attended no sports injuries or domestic or industrial accidents, but 12% of our missions were to falls, and another 12% could not be categorised. DLRAA flew all the way to Skegness after a man in his 30s suffered a head injury.

They joined East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) on scene and assessed and treated the man. He was given treatment for his injuries, then flown to the neuro centre at Queen’s Medical Centre for further treatment.

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