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Two Fenland call-outs for Magpas Helimedix this weekend

The Magpas Helimedix helicopter

The Magpas Helimedix helicopter

The Magpas Helimedix was called out twice to Fenland yesterday (Sunday).

At 9.56am, Doctor Tom Odbert and paramedic Mark Glover flew to a residential address in Wisbech in the air ambulance after a man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest.

The patient’s wife successfully resuscitated her husband, prior to the arrival of two EEAST ambulance crews. The man was then safely moved into the back of a land ambulance where the Magpas team sedated and anaesthetised him, providing enhanced A&E level care.

The Helimedix then accompanied the patient to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, monitoring his condition all the way. On arrival at the hospital, the patient was in a stable condition.

At 2.02pm, the team arrived at a residential address in Chatteris via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW after a young child suffered a seizure.

The Magpas team assessed the patient, while working alongside an EEAST ambulance crew who were also at the scene. The Helimedix then accompanied the child to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in a land ambulance, administering powerful antibiotics en route.

On arrival at the hospital, the child was in a stable condition and was steadily improving. Her family were also with her at her bedside.

A Magpas Helimedix spokesperson said: “All the emergency services worked extremely well together.”

 

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