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Canons Ashby man airlifted to hospital

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance ENGEMN00120130611160337

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance ENGEMN00120130611160337

A 62-year-old man was airlifed to hospital after being taken ill in Canons Ashby on Sunday.

The man was complaining of chest pains and needed immediate medical attention.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was requested at the scene due to the remote location and time critical nature of the incident.

The crew landed at the scene at around 10:52am, having left base 11 minutes earlier.

The patient was assessed for abnormal cardiac rhythm. He was given pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

The crew landed at the hospital at around 11:20am. The patients current condition is unknown.

DLRAA work in collaboration with sister service, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, in providing pre-hospital care to those who need it most. The two services work scattered shifts to provide this advanced care during the longer daylight hours.

The Charity receives no Government funding and relies solely on public donations to continue providing this care. To make a donation, please visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/getsetspring.

 

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