Great North Air Ambulance

EMS app for patient details brings success to software company Surge

EMS app for patient details brings success to software company Surge

20-Aug-2021Source: Surge

Newcastle-based software company Surge have recently launched a dedicated new brand Surge MedTech, as they continue to grow in the digital healthcare space. In 2019, Surge partnered with the Great North Air Ambulance who were looking for a way to move away from paper records and keep a digital log of all the work they... Read more

New Chief Pilot at Great North Air Ambulance Service

New Chief Pilot at Great North Air Ambulance Service

19-Apr-2021

A pilot from the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who was awarded the prestigious military cross in 2007 has taken over the role as the charity’s chief pilot. Keith Armatage from Newcastle has been with the charity for six and a half years following a 25-year career in the military. The promotion comes after... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

Great North Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

12-Apr-2021Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service

David Stockton brings decades of experience in the commercial sector to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Prior to arriving at GNAAS, the 49-year-old ran his own businesses, focussing primarily on healthcare and retail in the Teesside and Tyneside areas. Recently, he also spent five years working at board level within a multi-billion pound... Read more

Blood on board project launched in Italy

Blood on board project launched in Italy

13-Nov-2020Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Blood on Board project is thought to have saved dozens of lives since its launch in 2015. After hearing of the project, the Regional Emergency-Urgency Agency (known as AREU) sent two clinicians to visit the charity to find out more. Simone Celi, an advanced nurse practitioner and Christian... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

14-Aug-2020Source: Great North Air Ambulance

The Guardian of the North II will be based at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) base near Eaglescliffe, Stockton. The £5m aircraft will work across the charity’s entire area which includes Cumbria and North Yorkshire as well as the North East. The £5m Dauphin N3+ helicopter is the newer version of the charity’s... Read more

COVID-19 – Total UK supplies free jet fuel to two UK air ambulance services

COVID-19 – Total UK supplies free jet fuel to two UK air ambulance services

24-Apr-2020Source: Total UK

Total UK Limited has announced that it will be supplying free jet fuel to both the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that both services are able to continue carrying out life-saving work. Jet fuel will be provided to the... Read more

South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

3-Jun-2019Source: Great North Air Ambulance

Techniques and equipment developed by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) are being adopted by South African doctors to benefit patients on the other side of the world. The GNAAS team hosted Neville Vlok, chief medical officer at HALO air ambulance, based near Johannesburg, who visited the UK on a fact-finding mission. Dr Vlok,... Read more

GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

9-May-2019Source: Great North Air Ambulance

The move to Progress House in Urlay Nook, Eaglescliffe, has brought fundraising, lottery and admin teams together under the same roof for the first time. Office staff are excited to welcome the operational team based at Durham Tees Valley Airport to the new headquarters later in the year, while our Cumbrian base in Langwathby will... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance plans to upgrade Cumbrian airbase

Great North Air Ambulance plans to upgrade Cumbrian airbase

19-Jan-2018Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has submitted plans for an upgrade to its Cumbrian airbase. The charity is hoping to extend its base at Langwathby, near Penrith, to include space for research and training as well as providing essential facilities for its operational aircrew. Plans have been submitted to Eden District Council for... Read more

GNAAS Looks to New Life Saving Techniques

GNAAS Looks to New Life Saving Techniques

16-Oct-2017

The Great North Air Ambulance Service are planning to test new methods and equipment from the US on treating “non-compressible torso bleeding” before they get to hospitals. This type of injury is most common in falls and car accident patients and is very hard to treat, reports ITV.... Read more

15 Year Anniversary for Great North Air Ambulance Service

15 Year Anniversary for Great North Air Ambulance Service

12-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is celebrating their 15th anniversary as an independent registered charity by hosting their annual ball. They have invited over 350 supporters to their celebration. As reported by Cumbria Crack, they will hold an auction o help raise funds.  ... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance Submits Plans for New Base

Great North Air Ambulance Submits Plans for New Base

1-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has submitted plans for a new operational base as well as Medical Centre of Excellence. They plan to build the base at Urlay Nook. The plans include a 1,500 sqm hangar that can house three aircraft, dormitories and an office building, reports Cumbria Crack. The estimated total costs... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance Service doctor wins award for blood work

Great North Air Ambulance Service doctor wins award for blood work

26-Apr-2017Source: Great North Air Ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) doctor Rachel Hawes has received recognition from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for her ‘Blood on Board’ (BOB) work. Eighteen lives were saved in the first year of the project, which sees GNAAS performing rapid blood transfusions to patients with a life or limb threatening injury at the scene of... Read more

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

29-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed... Read more

GNAAS seeks funding for base project

GNAAS seeks funding for base project

26-Sep-2016Source: The Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has applied for £1.9m of funding to create a centre of medical excellence in the North-East. Several sites in the Darlington and Tees Valley area are under consideration for the new base, which would bring the charity’s operational crew and its fundraising and administrative staff under one roof.... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance to feature in second series of Air Ambulance ER

Great North Air Ambulance to feature in second series of Air Ambulance ER

11-Apr-2016Source: GNAA

The second series of Air Ambulance ER will broadcast at 9pm on Monday nights on Sky One. The show features the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), which operates across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. Filming took place last summer at both the charity’s bases, at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington and at Langwathby,... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance opens first Cumbrian fundraising office

Great North Air Ambulance opens first Cumbrian fundraising office

13-May-2015Source: GNAAS

A LIFE-SAVING charity has opened its first fundraising office in Cumbria today (May 11). The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has operated the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance from its base at Langwathby since 2004, but this is the first time it has had a staffed office in the county. The charity officially opened... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance gets grant to carry blood

Great North Air Ambulance gets grant to carry blood

19-Jan-2015Source: GNAAS

Thanks to the magnificent fundraising efforts of the Henry Surtees Foundation and its supporters, the charity is now able to support the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and the local Blood Bike groups As of this week, the Air Ambulance service now has the capacity to deliver fresh blood supplies to... Read more

TV series to showcase work of Great North Air Ambulance

TV series to showcase work of Great North Air Ambulance

8-Jan-2015Source: GNAAS

A PRIMETIME television series will go behind the scenes at the region’s air ambulance charity. Sky television will broadcast the six part documentary series Air Ambulance ER featuring the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) from Tuesday, January 6. Glasgow-based production firm Tern TV spent four months over last summer filming with... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance to carry blood from January

Great North Air Ambulance to carry blood from January

22-Dec-2014Source: GNAAS

Roadside blood transfusions will be available in the region for the first time after the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) revealed plans to carry blood from January. GNAAS will become one of only a few air ambulances in the world to perform the life-saving procedure after forging links with another charity and one of... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years in Cumbria

Great North Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years in Cumbria

8-Aug-2014Source: GNAA

Today the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance celebrated a decade in action! Ten years on from flying into the county for the first time, the aircraft landed at Armathwaite Hall, near Keswick, where it was greeted by a crowd of staff, former patients, and volunteers. The aircraft, based at Langwathby, near Penrith, began work in... Read more

New Chairman at Great North Air Ambulance

New Chairman at Great North Air Ambulance

26-May-2014Source: Great North Air Ambulance

AN acclaimed businessman from the North-East has been appointed as chairman of trustees at the region’s air ambulance. Technology entrepreneur Professor Brian Jobling (on left in photo, Ed) has joined the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) in a move which both parties hope will secure the long-term future of the life-saving charity. Mr Jobling... Read more

UK – Great North Air Ambulance opens new base at Newcastle Airport

UK – Great North Air Ambulance opens new base at Newcastle Airport

16-May-2014Source: Great North Air Ambulance

The region’s air ambulance has opened a new base at Newcastle International Airport. The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will now operate out of Tyne and Wear after a partnership agreement was made with the airport. GNAAS will still hold its main operational headquarters at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington. It also operates... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance launches new website to boost fundraisers

Great North Air Ambulance launches new website to boost fundraisers

7-Jun-2013Source: The Northern Echo

THE Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has launched a new website to encourage supporters to share fundraising exploits.            (See Full Stories)... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance makes £90K from car raffle

Great North Air Ambulance makes £90K from car raffle

30-Nov-2011Source: InCumbria

GNAA has so far sold more than 80,000 tickets for the fundraiser, which will be drawn on December 14. (see full story)... Read more

Multiflight hands over third Dauphin to Great North Air Ambulance

Multiflight hands over third Dauphin to Great North Air Ambulance

29-Sep-2011Source: Multiflight

The third Dauphin helicopter bought from Multiflight by the Great North Air Ambulance Service was officially handed over to the charity at Helitech 2011 today, Wednesday September 28th. Multiflight Managing Director Steve Borrowdale made the official hand over to GNAAS Chief Executive Graham Pickering today at Helitech 2011, the largest dedicated helicopter event in Europe.... Read more

Multiflight awarded 5 year Great North Air Ambulance contract

Multiflight awarded 5 year Great North Air Ambulance contract

6-May-2011Source: Multiflight

Multiflight has been awarded a new five-year contract to manage, crew and maintain the helicopters for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Multiflight has managed, crewed and maintained the GNAAS helicopters since early 2010 and has supplied the charity with two Dauphin Eurocopter AS 365 N2 helicopters. Steve Borrowdale, Multiflight’s Managing Director, said: “Multiflight... Read more

UK: Great North Air Ambulance prepares for third N2 Dauphin

UK: Great North Air Ambulance prepares for third N2 Dauphin

29-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Great North Air Ambulance is to add a third Dauphin to their fleet, a move that has been expected for some time but did not previously have a time frame.  The news comes as their maintenance provider, Multiflight at Leeds, registers an N2 Dauphin in the same sequence of registrations.  Great North currently operates G-NHAA... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance replaces leased Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance replaces leased Dauphin

23-Nov-2010Source: Multiflight

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has launched the second of two Dauphin Eurocopter AS 365 N2 helicopters it has bought from Multiflight. Both of the Dauphin helicopters will be managed and crewed by Multiflight. The first Dauphin bought from Multiflight was launched into service by GNAAS earlier this year. Multiflight Managing Director Steve... Read more

17-Jun-10 G-HEMS Eurocopter AS365N Thornaby, UK

17-Jun-10 G-HEMS Eurocopter AS365N Thornaby, UK

17-Jun-2010

Door opened in flight at 700 ft agl. Items fell out, some striking person on the ground and rendering them unconscious... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance to add third Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance to add third Dauphin

9-Jun-2010Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com notes that an N2 Dauphin in the UK has been registered G-NHAB, the consecutive out-of-sequence registration to Dauphin G-NHAA operated by Great North Air Ambulance.  This is in line with a story we ran in late March, where the UK EMS operator stated that they G-NHAA was the first of two to be supplied... Read more

UK shootings: Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

UK shootings: Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

4-Jun-2010Source: Guardian

Great North Air Ambulance, which sent two AS365s, confirmed that police at Whitehaven requested them to wait on the ground.  When aircraft were permitted to fly to three of the shooting scenes, the injured victims had already been driven to hospital by, it is believed, members of the public.... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance launches Dauphin bought from Multiflight

Great North Air Ambulance launches Dauphin bought from Multiflight

13-Apr-2010Source: Multiflight

A Dauphin N2 helicopter supplied to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) charity by Multiflight has been launched in Newcastle. The helicopter, the first of two Dauphin N2 helicopters that Multiflight has supplied to the charity, flew in over the Tyne and landed on Gateshead’s Quayside for the launch event. Representatives from GNAAS, Multiflight... Read more

Man stole from Great North Air Ambulance charity

Man stole from Great North Air Ambulance charity

9-Apr-2010Source: Gazette Live

Wayne Birbeck had been working on a trial basis for two weeks for Where On Earth when he dishonestly took 100 collection bags belonging to the Great North Air Ambulance.... Read more

First of two N2 Dauphins launched by Great North Air Ambulance

First of two N2 Dauphins launched by Great North Air Ambulance

27-Mar-2010Source: Multiflight

The first of two Dauphin N2 helicopters supplied by Multiflight to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will be launched by the charity today. The charity’s new life-saving helicopter, in its official GNAAS livery and fitted with state-of-the-art life-saving equipment, will be launched today, Friday March 26th. It will go by the name of... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance retires Bo105

Great North Air Ambulance retires Bo105

11-Feb-2010Source: BBC

“The Bolkov is over 40 years old and sadly has spent more time on the ground with mechanical issues than it has in the air, as parts are very hard to source. This is not cost effective to the charity or public.”... Read more

Sky's the limit for ambitious chief of Great North Air Ambulance

Sky's the limit for ambitious chief of Great North Air Ambulance

6-Jan-2010Source: Sunday Sun

When it comes to ambition, the sky’s the limit for Air Ambulance boss Grahame Pickering. In just eight years, he has seen the North’s air ambulance grow from a tiny affair – with just one helicopter – to a multi-million pound operation.... Read more

Multiflight sells N2 Dauphin to Great North Air Ambulance

Multiflight sells N2 Dauphin to Great North Air Ambulance

22-Dec-2009Source: Multiflight

Multiflight has sold one of its charter helicopters, a Eurocopter AS 365N2 Dauphin helicopter, to GNAAS... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance temporarily moves EMS AS365 base in response to flood demand

Great North Air Ambulance temporarily moves EMS AS365 base in response to flood demand

14-Dec-2009Source: News and Star

An air ambulance is currently based in Flimby to deal with emergencies on the south side of the River Derwent.... Read more

Newspaper launches appeal to raise £1m for Great North Air Ambulance

Newspaper launches appeal to raise £1m for Great North Air Ambulance

9-Nov-2009Source: Suinday Sun

The Sunday Sun launches a major campaign to keep hope in the skies by buying the Great North Air Ambulance its own life-saving helicopter.... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance fleet of three temporarily grounded

Great North Air Ambulance fleet of three temporarily grounded

16-Oct-2009Source: BBC

There will be no Great North Air Ambulance Cover for the next few days. Two of the charity’s three helicopters, based at Otterburn and Carlisle Airport, are grounded with mechanical problems.... Read more

Pilot turned fundraiser parts company with Great North Air Ambulance

Pilot turned fundraiser parts company with Great North Air Ambulance

22-Sep-2009Source: News & Star

In a surprise move, bosses have confirmed that they will not let the former Pride of Cumbria helicopter pilot keep his job. A statement said that Mr Martin did not achieve the required standard of work.... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance workload doubles

Great North Air Ambulance workload doubles

21-May-2009Source: Northern Echo

A SURGE in demand for the region’s air ambulance service has left the charity in desperate need of funds.  The helicopters run by the Great North Air Ambulance Service were called out 154 times last month, compared to 75 times for April last year.... Read more

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