A sad start to 2023

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We had our first two callouts of 2023 yesterday afternoon, both of which were serious medical incidents. The first callout was just after 1pm from the Police via the Duty Controller to reports of a female that had collapsed on Thorpe Cloud.

Team members made their way to the scene and were joined by Your Local Air Ambulance WNDLR Helimed 54, an East Midlands Ambulance Service Land Ambulance and an EMAS Paramedic. The lady was believed to be in cardiac arrest and CPR was given at the scene by a number of passers-by and the various emergency services. Sadly, despite the efforts of all involved, the lady was pronounced dead by an air ambulance doctor at the scene.

Our thoughts are with the lady's family, and all those involved in the incident, at this difficult time. 

Later in the evening team members were contacted for assistance by the House of Beer in Ashbourne. One of their clients had suffered a medical incident and were presented with a long wait for an ambulance. Although the team doesn't generally respond to direct requests, a couple of local team members attended and assessed the gentlemen. He had low blood oxygen levels, was treated with oxygen and the ambulance control desk was contacted to request an update/prioritisation. An EMAS Paramedic arrived a short time later, followed by a Land Ambulance crew who took the male to Hospital for further treatment.