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March, man falls 15ft from roof - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

March, man falls 15ft from roof - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

PHOTO CAPTION: Magpas Air Ambulance lands in central March

At 8:06am this morning, Magpas Doctor Saad Jawaid, Paramedic Andy Smith and Paramedic Dan Cody landed in a built-up area of March, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called to treat a man who had fallen 15 feet (approximately) from a roof.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50s) who had sustained serious injuries to his body. They gave the man enhanced pain relief and sedated him (providing A&E level care at the scene). The Magpas doctor and paramedics then worked alongside a Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service crew and a HART team to move the patient safely into the air ambulance, before flying him onto Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further investigation. Upon arrival at the hospital, the man was in serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter crew who flew the patient and the medical team were Magpas Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Simon Amos.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews were also in attendance.

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Hamerton Zoo, serious incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Hamerton Zoo, serious incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 11:34am today (29th), Magpas Air Ambulance landed at Hamerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire, after the Magpas enhanced doctor and paramedic team was called to a very serious incident.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and two rapid response vehicles were also in attendance, alongside the Police. For any further information, please contact Cambridgeshire Police.

We can confirm that the visitors to the zoo were safely evacuated and no one was running. We can also confirm that no animals escaped the enclosure and no children were injured.

We have no more information at this time.

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Northampton, woman injured in equestrian incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

Northampton, woman injured in equestrian incident - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to her

At 5:50pm yesterday evening (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in a rural part of Northampton, via the Magpas air ambulance. They were called by EMAS Ambulance Service to treat a woman who had fallen from a horse and was lying in a field.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 40’s), who had suffered suspected serious injuries to her body. They gave her advanced pain relief (providing A&E level care at the scene), before flying her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Upon arrival, the woman was in a serious but stable condition.

The Helicopter crew who flew the patient and the medical team were Magpas Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

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Huntingdon, cyclist & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Huntingdon, cyclist & van collision - Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 3:06pm yesterday afternoon (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers arrived near Wyton via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW. They were called to treat a man who had lost consciousness after a collision between a bike and a van.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 50s) who had suffered a head injury. They provided him with anti-sickness medication before accompanying him in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital - monitoring his condition all the way. Upon arrival, the patient was in a very stable condition.

EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, child suffers head injuries - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

Peterborough, child suffers head injuries - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to him

At 10:31am yesterday late morning (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in central Peterborough, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They were called to treat a child who has suffered a fall in a public place.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the young male patient who had suffered a head injury. They sedated the boy (providing A&E level care at the scene), before accompanying him in a land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital -monitoring his condition closely. Upon arrival, the patient was in a stable condition.

The Helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Magpas Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crews and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Cambridge, cyclist vs HGV - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Cambridge, cyclist vs HGV - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 9.44am this morning (26th), Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Dan Read landed in Cambridge via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a cyclist who had been injured in a collision with a HGV.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her 70’s) who had sustained a serious leg injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, monitoring her condition throughout the journey. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Thomas Morris: The ultimate Orange Day supporters

Staff at Thomas Morris didn’t just go orange; they went above and beyond for Magpas Air Ambulance’s annual Orange Day! The Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire based estate agents pledged to raise £5,000 this May for our lifesaving service – and they didn’t disappoint!

Each branch of the estate agents came up with their own fundraising idea and set out to raise as much money as they could for Magpas. Some wore orange for the day, donning some interesting bright orange suits, and donated money; others hosted bake sales and raffles for the local community. Two very notable fundraising exploits consisted of a car push and a netball tournament and the company even turned their website orange for the whole month of May!

The netball tournament was a huge success! 18 teams took part on the day; everyone got together alongside their spectators and supporters, and competed in the charity tournament. The sunshine was out; there was a BBQ, bouncy castle, cake sale and raffle throughout the day. Teams of all abilities took part and had a lot of fun, and in the end it was The Cherries who took home the trophy.

The car push was an event that we’ve never seen before. Staff from Thomas Morris pushed one of the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicles for 24 miles in just 7 hours (to represent our 24/7 lifesaving service)! They got off to a slow start; however they soon found their stride and managed to complete the challenge in 7 hours on the dot! The people taking part were sponsored by friends, family and local companies.

The guys and girls at Thomas Morris have outdone themselves this year, they have smashed their original target and raised well over £5,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance! We are so grateful to have such committed and enthusiastic supporters!

If you wish to support Thomas Morris in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance just donate to their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ThomasMorrisSalesAndLettings

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Brentwood, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Brentwood, 2x car collision - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 7:04pm last night (21st), Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Brentwood via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat multiple patients, following a road traffic collision involving 2x cars - leaving a patient trapped inside one of the vehicles.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed a woman (in her late teens) and worked alongside EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews and Essex Fire & Rescue Service crews to safely remove her from the vehicle she was in. Fortunately the patient didn’t suffer any serious injuries and was taken to Basildon Hospital, by land ambulance, for further investigation.

The Magpas doctor and paramedic team also provided advanced assessment for three other patients (a man in his 20’s, a woman in her 70’s and a man in his 40’s). All three people were also taken to Basildon Hospital, by land ambulance, for further observation.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
Essex Police were also in attendance.

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Eaton Socon, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Eaton Socon, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 10:48am yesterday morning (21st) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in Eaton Socon via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a pedestrian who had suffered a life changing leg injury, following a collision with a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team used their expert skills and knowledge to assess the patient (in his 70s). The doctor and paramedic team gave the man advanced pain relief and worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to straighten and splint his leg. They then accompanied the patient by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital (monitoring his condition all the way). Upon arrival at the hospital, the man was in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

Cambridgeshire Police were also in attendance.

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Inspirational: Near-death hot air balloon crash survivor tells her story for the first time

Inspirational: Near-death hot air balloon crash survivor tells her story for the first time

PHOTO CAPTION: Rebecca meets Magpas Dr Rupert Hurry for the first time since the balloon crash on 22nd May 2016

When 22 year old Rebecca Fry (who was living in Norwich at the time) took off in a hot air balloon on a beautiful summers morning in May last year, she felt exhilarated and ready to take in the stunning Northamptonshire scenery on high. The last thing Rebecca expected was the horrific, agonising and life-threatening incident that awaited her.

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Surviving sister's brave lifesaving legacy

Surviving sister's brave lifesaving legacy

PHOTO CAPTION: Louise Cade and Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Andy Lindsay talk about road safety at The Duke of Bedford School assembly

It was around 3:30pm on 21st January 1994; Louise Cade and her sister Sally Cade and were coming home on the School bus, on what felt like just another normal school day. At the time, the family were living just outside Thorney near Peterborough. Six year old Sally and eight year old Louise got off the bus and waited for it to pull away.

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Ampthill, elderly man with badly broken leg – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Ampthill, elderly man with badly broken leg – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 1.54am this morning (16th) Magpas Doctor Jono Ritson and Paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had suffered a serious leg injury.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 80’s) who had a badly broken leg. The doctor and paramedic team sedated the patient at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) which allowed them to splint his injury before accompanying him by land ambulance to Bedford Hospital. They monitored his condition and provided the man with advanced pain relief throughout the journey. He was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic team were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene

Peterborough, pedestrian vs car - Magpas Air Ambulance called to the scene
At 1.05am last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a car.
 
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
 
Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue were also in attendance.
 
We have no further information.
 
At 1.05am last night (14th), Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Keir Rutherford arrived in Peterborough via a Magpas rapid response vehicle. They had been called by EEAST Ambulance Service to treat a man injured in a collision with a car.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the man (in his 50s) who had sustained a leg injury. They provided him with pain relief before accompanying him by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital. He was in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.
Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue were also in attendance.
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Downham Market, woman suffers suspected stroke – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Downham Market, woman suffers suspected stroke – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 12.14pm this afternoon (8th) Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedics Alex Pearce and Dan Cody landed in Downham Market, Norfolk via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called by an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to a woman who had suffered a suspected stroke.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 60’s) who was critically ill. They placed her into a medically induced coma and took control of her breathing at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where she was in a critical condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Rob Davies.

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Sandy, car collision, man suffers serious injuries – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Sandy, car collision, man suffers serious injuries  – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 3.52pm Saturday afternoon (6th) Magpas Doctor Maria Smith and Paramedic Dan Phillips landed in Sandy via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had suffered very serious injuries in a multi-vehicle collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 30’s) who had suffered a severe leg injury. They gave the man advanced pain relief and sedated him at the scene (providing him with A&E level care) before accompanying him to Bedford Hospital via land ambulance. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Steve Hunwicks.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Bedfordshire Police were also in attendance.

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Rushden, pedestrian vs car – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Rushden, pedestrian vs car – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 8.41pm Saturday night (6th) Magpas Doctor Scott Knapp and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in Rushden, Northamptonshire via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a collision between a pedestrian and a car.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had sustained head injuries. They gave the man a general anaesthetic, placing him into a medically induced coma at the scene (providing A&E level care), before accompanying the patient to University Hospital Coventry via land ambulance. The man was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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Wellingborough, motorcyclist seriously injured – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

Wellingborough, motorcyclist seriously injured – Magpas Air Ambulance flies to scene

At 6.26pm yesterday evening (4th) Magpas Doctor Vijayasankar and Paramedic Alex Pearce landed in a rural location south of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man who had been injured in a motorcycle collision.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in his 20’s) who had suffered multiple injuries, including a serious leg injury. The team sedated the man at the scene (providing him with A&E level care), which allowed them to splint the injury before they accompanied him to University Hospital Coventry via land ambulance. The patient was in a very serious but stable condition upon arrival.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team were Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

An EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew and Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.

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Peterborough, multi-vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Peterborough, multi-vehicle collision – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 8.55pm last night (3rd) Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Dan Read arrived in Peterborough via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They were called to a multi-vehicle collision which involved six casualties.

The Magpas enhanced medical team worked alongside East Anglian Air Ambulance and an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew to assess all the patients. The Magpas Doctor and Paramedic team proceeded to treat a girl (in her teens) who had suffered a severe leg injury. They sedated her at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her to Peterborough City Hospital. Her condition was monitored all the way and she was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

Cambridgeshire Police and the Fire and Rescue service were also in attendance.

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Nr Wisbech, woman seriously injured in fall from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

Nr Wisbech, woman seriously injured in fall from horse – Magpas Air Ambulance called to scene

At 8.14pm last night (2nd) Magpas Doctor Mark Tehan and Paramedic Ollie Robinson arrived in a rural location just south of Wisbech via the Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle. They had been called to treat a woman who had been injured in a fall from a horse.

The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 20’s) who had sustained a leg injury. They sedated the woman at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before accompanying her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via land ambulance, monitoring her condition all the way. The patient was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.

An EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also in attendance.

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Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Bag a bargain! The ever-popular unclaimed luggage sale returns

Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables are hosting an unclaimed luggage sale in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance as part of the charity’s annual Orange Day event. Stansted Airport has donated hundreds of bags, suitcases and holdalls which have been left there by holiday makers, and anyone can come along on Saturday 20th May and bid for a bag.

There will be auctions for medium and large cases; and what’s inside is a surprise. The contents could (quite literally) be pants, but it could be very valuable! It only takes a designer bag, clothes, or a good pair of hair straighteners for you to make a profit from your bid. You can sell your goodies on, keep them for yourself, or donate any unwanted items to the Magpas Air Ambulance charity stall.

The event will run from 10am - 4pm. Auctions for the larger items will be held at 12pm and 2pm and small bags will be available to purchase throughout the day for £5 a pop. The auctions will be held in the Cambs Lock Antiques and Collectables car park and immediately across the road, at the Magpas Air Ambulance Headquarters, crafts and antiques will be on sale. The Magpas charity stall will also be open throughout the day, there will be a tombola for the kids and refreshments will be available to purchase.

All money raised on the day will be donated to Magpas Air Ambulance, so the charity can continue to fund their vital, lifesaving service. It is only through fundraising events such as this and generous public donations that Magpas can continue to bring lifesaving care by land and air, to patients in medical emergencies across the east of England and beyond.

If you’d like to get involved with Orange Day email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01480 371060 (option 2). 

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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the https://www.magpas.org.uk/ website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Magpas Air Ambulance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

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We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

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In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

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Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 24, 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the https://www.magpas.org.uk/ website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

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Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Magpas Air Ambulance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:
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We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
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If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

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