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A 53-year-old motorcyclist from Newton Aycliffe has suffered potential spinal and pelvic fractures after colliding with a van on the A167 Ferryhill this afternoon, Friday 21st November.
The Great North Air Ambulance flew the man to the major trauma centre in James Cook hospital for further treatment.
He was said to be stable condition on arrival to the hospital.
Durham Police say the van driver was unhurt.
A report is due to be published into a helicopter crash in London which claimed the life of a former pilot with the Great North Air Ambulance.
Peter Barnes, who worked for years on the Great North Air Ambulance, died from multiple injuries when the aircraft he was flying clipped a high-rise crane on The Tower at St George Wharf in Vauxhall.
Leaked copies of the Civil Aviation Authority report suggests that the pilot may have been unaware of the existence of large cranes in the area as he flew at low altitude in foggy conditions.
The North East Ambulance Service has found that a number of out-of-date controlled drugs have been administered to patients. In total 75 doses had been administered by 26 paramedics.
The specific medicines were Morphine, Oramorph oral suspension and Diazamuls. Patients were not at risk.
The Care Quality Commission and Monitor is aware of the situation.
The Great North Air Ambulance landed at Durham Cathedral to treat a man who had been hit by a bus. It happened close to the North Road bus station in the city shortly before 3pm today (July 28).
The man, who has critical, possibly life-threatening injuries to his chest and abdomen, was airlifted to the RVI.
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The Great North Air Ambulance has been given a new base at Newcastle Airport.
It will be its second base in the North East and will mean a much quicker response time when it is called out to emergencies in Northumberland.
Several people have been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle crash near Saltburn.
The A174 Brotton bypass is currently closed at the junction with North Skelton to the Kilton Lane roundabout after the incident at around 5pm this evening.
The Great North Air Ambulance was sent to the scene along with several ambulances and paramedics.
The injured people have been taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.
More to follow.
Two charities have benefitted from a road safety event organised by Cleveland Police's Motorcycle section.
The Great North Air Ambulance and Zoe’s Place were presented with cheques for £500 each from the proceeds raised at Ridewell 2013, which was held at Preston Park on Sunday 11th August.
Ridewell, which held its twelfth event this year, continues in its efforts to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities on the county’s roads.
Assistant Chief Constable Sean White said: “We are very pleased to be able to present the Great North Air Ambulance and Zoe’s Place with this money, which will hopefully go some way in continuing with their incredible work.”
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious head and back injuries after colliding with a farm trailer. It happened near Crook in County Durham at 10 o'clock this morning.
The 46 year old man was treated at the scene by a paramedic before being airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the Great North Air Ambulance. His condition is described as stable.