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MISSION CRITICAL: 21st – 27th Nov

It’s been another busy week, with our air ambulances being called out 30 times across the five counties we cover. As we move into winter and encounter more rainy weather and evening frosts, road traffic collisions continue to make up a large majority of our missions.

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 again represented over half of our missions, at 53% of the total. WNAA’s critical care car was dispatched to a serious incident in Warwickshire on 25th November.

The night car was mobilised at 10.29pm, arriving at the scene at 10.37pm.

The collision had resulted in injuries to four patients, three of whom required critical care.

Our crew helped to manage the scene and assess and treat the patients. They worked with three double-manned ambulances and ambulance security officers from West Midlands Ambulance Service, as well as fire services and police.

The patients were taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

Medical emergencies were also very high, making up 37% of all of our missions.

The remaining few missions were made up of sports incidents, at 3%, and missions that could not be categorised, at 7%.

Join us for a very special evening of live music in support of your local air ambulance. X Factor 2013 winner, Sam Bailey, will be performing alongside rising classical music star, Katie Marshall, and the award winning De Montfort University Gospel Choir as well as further acts to be announced. For more information and updates on the event click here.

About 44% of our rescue missions are to road traffic collisions.

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