At 4:30pm yesterday evening (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Castell and Paramedic Ash Richardson landed in a field, south of Ely, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a seriously injured man, following a multi vehicle road traffic collision.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a man (in his 70s) who had sustained severe chest injuries. They anaesthetised the patient and performed a road side surgical procedure, providing him with A&E level care. The Magpas doctor and paramedic then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in a land ambulance, where upon arrival the man was in serious but stable condition.
The Magpas Air Ambulance helicopter crew who flew the Magpas medical team were Pilot Steve Wood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
A Magpas Air Ambulance spokesperson said “This incident highlights how we can bring vital hospital level care to seriously ill patients when time is of the essence, 24/7 in the East of England and beyond.”
Our team worked alongside EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews, Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service crews at the scene.
We have no further information at this time.