Sarah Macmurdie

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Fundraising for Great North Air Ambulance Service
raised of £4,000 target
by 93 supporters
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Event: Mount Kilimanjaro Trek 2023, from 14 September 2023 to 24 September 2023
We deliver pioneering pre-hospital care to severely injured or ill patients.



Most people that know me are aware that my brother Dan was air lifted to hospital in October after falling through a roof. He sustained extensive injuries including a collapsed lung and a double
compound break to his leg which subsequently
needed 3 major operations.  Due to the extent of the injuries, there was also a possibility that he may have lost his leg. Having spent over 3 weeks in hospital, he was discharged home, although recovery was delayed due to recurrent infections.

Had Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) not been available
the outcome could have been very different.

Fortunately, they were on scene in 10 minutes and were able
to administer pain relief and stabilised him before transferring him to James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough. Our family will be eternally grateful that he was able to receive treatment so quickly. We were lucky enough to meet one of the air ambulance doctors, who came to visit my brother on the ward. This was such a lovely gesture and very much appreciated.

As a specialist palliative nurse working in the NHS I am
very aware of the constant pressures and lack of resources available. However, I could not speak highly enough of the professionalism of the staff that were on duty that day and during his hospital admission.

The Great North Air Ambulance like other regional air ambulances is completely reliant on charitable donations to operate. In 2022 
their services were called upon 1,861 times. The average cost of a call out is currently £4,478.00. Their doctor led critical care teams deliver life saving treatments at the scene of the incident.

To raise money and awareness about the fantastic work they do, and what a difference The Great North Air Ambulance makes, I have signed up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September.

I know that times are hard for a lot of people in the
current economic climate, but all donations will be greatly appreciated. By raising the much needed monies I am hoping to make a difference, as none of us know when we will be needing their services.

About the charity

The Great North Air Ambulance Service keeps families together by saving lives. We provide critical care to the people of the North East, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.

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