Woman airlifted to hospital after fall from horse

Magpas Air Ambulance
Magpas Air Ambulance

A woman has been airlifted to hospital today (October 10) after falling from a horse while riding in March.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received a call at 8.31am and dispatched its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), an ambulance, and MAGPAS Air Ambulance to the scene.

The woman, believed to be aged 55, had lost consciousness after she was thrown from a horse.

The Magpas team administered pain relief for the patient, who was awake and complaining of severe neck discomfort, while working alongside a GP and EEAST Ambulance Crew who were also at the scene.

The woman had potentially sustained a back injury and was airlifted to Peterborough City Hospital for further assessment and treatment. On arrival at the hospital, her condition was non-life-threatening.

The Helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene (and the hospital with the patient) was: Pilot Matt Tacon and Crew Member Simon Amos.