Two Fenland call-outs for Magpas Helimedix this weekend

The Magpas Helimedix helicopter
The Magpas Helimedix helicopter
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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.”