Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called out to provide advanced pain relief to an elderly man in the Peak District this morning (12th August).
The 81-year old man sustained chest injuries after falling down a steep bank in Warslow. A crew from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was first on the scene and requested the attendance of DLRAA due to the remote location.
DLRAA left its base at East Midlands Airport at around 11:06am and landed at the top of the bank 15 minutes later.
The patient was given analgesia before being immobilised and carried to the aircraft. He was then flown to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment.
The patient’s current condition is unknown.
This summer, DLRAA is calling on people to support the Charity’s Pain Relief Appeal. The Charity is looking to raise £40,000 to continue providing advanced, on-the-spot pain relief to people, much like the children involved in these incidents, who desperately need it as soon as the helicopter lands.
To make a donation to this appeal, please call 08454 130999 or visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/painreliefappeal.