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MISSION CRITICAL: 9th – 15th Jan

It’s been another very busy week, with our air ambulances being called out 39 times across the five counties we cover. We went to many medical emergencies this week, including several cardiac arrests.

Here’s a brief overview of what Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) have been up to over the last week.

Road traffic collisions made up a large percentage of our call outs, as usual, making up 33% of our calls. DLRAA were called to the A38 near Long Eaton midweek after a tractor driver was involved in a collision.

The air ambulance crew were mobile at 10.38am, arriving at the scene just 12 minutes later.

The patient, a man in his 50s, had been ejected from his tractor following a collision, and had suffering injuries to his head and shoulder.

Our crew worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to assess and treat the patient, who was then flown to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment.

Medical emergencies were also common, at 26% of our total missions.

Our service also went to many falls and incidents that don’t fit our regular categories – 13% for the former and 21% for the latter.

We also attended industrial accidents (3%) and a single sports incident.

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About 18% of our rescue missions are to medical emergencies.

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