MISSION CRITICAL: 31st Oct – 6th Nov
It’s been another busy week, with our air ambulances being called out 30 times across the five counties we cover. There were a fairly even proportion of different missions this week, with several in each category.
Here’s a brief look at some of what Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) have been to over the last week.
Road traffic collisions made up 33% of the total of air ambulance missions. WNAA flew to Warwickshire after a motorcyclist was involved in a serious road traffic collision.
The air ambulance crew worked with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to assess and treat the patient, who was a man in his 40s. He had multiple serious injuries, including to his pelvis and legs.
He was flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
Medical emergencies, including things like cardiac arrests, made up 23% of missions.
Sports, industrial and domestic accidents and falls each made up 10% of callouts. DLRAA was called to the Peak District after a man in his 60s fell 20ft while climbing.
The man suffered injuries to his head and upper arms.
The air ambulance crew worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Edale Mountain Rescue Team to rescue, assess and treat the man.
He was flown to Sheffield Northern General for further treatment.
Did you help out in this year’s Air Ambulance Week? Our totals have now been released. Click here for more information.