20 years of saving lives, together.Thank you for your support!

It’s thanks to your support that we have been able to save lives for the past 20 years. We simply wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the people who have raised awareness and donated their time, energy and money since the year 2000. Together we save lives.

Our Patients

Haydn Garrod

Haydn was just 15 when he was knocked off his bike by a car. He wasn’t wearing a cycle helmet and suffered a major brain injury which nearly killed him.

Doctor Victor Inyang and Critical Care Paramedic Chris Neil gave Haydn an emergency anaesthetic to take over his breathing and protect his brain until they could get him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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Jack Jinkerson

Jack is eight years old and we first heard about Jack when his mum, Wendy, got in touch to tell us that Jack wanted to do a sponsored memory walk to mark his dad’s birthday. The Anglia Two crew attended Jack’s dad, Stefan, aged 58 in April. He’d had a cardiac arrest at home in the evening and sadly passed away.

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Geoffrey Roberts

Geoffrey Roberts is very lucky to be alive. He suffered a cardiac arrest while at home asleep in rural Norfolk.

His wife heard him gasping for air in the early hours of the morning and called 999 and started CPR, but they were 20 minutes from the nearest ambulance station.

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Richard Woolmer

When vintage sports-car racer Richard felt under the weather, he couldn’t have imagined he would end up in intensive care, fighting for his life.  

Thanks to the teamwork of a first responder, ambulance, and EAAA, he got the care he needed. 

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Paul Shattock

Paul Shattock is one of very few people who has been helped by the East Anglian Air Ambulance, twice.

Paul’s definitely one of the only people we know who’s needed our air ambulance twice within two weeks! In our book, that makes Paul a very, very lucky man.

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Stephen Melvin

Stephen Melvin needed the help of our Anglia Two team after suffering a 15-metre fall from a climbing wall. Stephen remembers the rotor blades of the helicopter as he was moved on the stretcher, but then nothing else until he arrived at St George’s Hospital in London. 

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Katy-Ann is a ten-year-old girl from Hales in Norfolk who suffers from brittle bone disease. To date, she has had over 80 fractures. Earlier this year, she needed our help. Katy-Ann was playing in the garden with her sisters when she tripped while running after a ball. Her leg buckled, and she let out a scream. She had broken her leg. 

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Bob Burford

On 4 March 2019, the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) Anglia One crew was called out to Fakenham Racecourse when a racegoer, Mr Bob Burford, collapsed suffering a cardiac arrest.. A paramedic quickly performed CPR and Mr Bob Burford received immediate medical care from the Racecourse medical team before the air ambulance arrived.

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Steve Jones

In June 2018 Steve Jones was riding his motorcycle along the road in Norfolk. As he overtook a car it turned into his path catapulting him from his motorbike, head-first through a brick wall and into a ditch filled with water. Steve was unconscious and submerged under the water, when a fellow biker riding with Steve jumped into the ditch.

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Jonathan Waddingham

On one of the hottest days of 2018, 21-year-old Jonathan Waddingham and his colleague Tim Harrington were working on an irrigation system on a farm just outside Newmarket. Without warning, part of the irrigation kit suddenly exploded, catching Jonathan in the chest and immediately bouncing to his hip.

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Emma Howard and baby Willow

Emma was 37 weeks pregnant when she lost three litres of blood and suffered a full placental abruption at her home.

Emma and her baby, Willow, survived due to the quick thinking of our HEMS crew and team work between all medical staff involved that day.

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Jordan Greenwood

Jordan was travelling along the road on his motorcycle when a car turned right across his path and into him, throwing him from his motorcycle, causing a serious crushing injury to his right foot and ankle. To suffer such an injury like Jordans would be devastating for so many people, but Jordan has gone on to show that he can do everything he did before and so much more. 

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Tom Port

Tom was pushing a rotavator machine along whilst landscaping a friends garden when it suddenly hit something and caused the rotovator to leap back and up onto his left leg, impaling it on the blade. Dr Drew Welch, CCP Ben Caine and Paramedic Liam Sagi were tasked to scene to help Tom.

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Sue Scarlett

I had taken a week’s annual leave so that I could help a friend whose dog had recently had puppies by cleaning out the other dog kennels and making sure they had water.I started to put fresh water in his bowl, when he came back, put his head partially in the kennel, and grabbed my right arm. I shouted to him to let go but he just held on tighter.

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Annabel Brightwell

On the 9th February 2018 Anglia Two was tasked to a three-year-old girl named Annabel, who had sadly suffered a cardiac arrest at her pre-school. Given Annabel’s age and presentation this mission was one of the most significant for our medical crew and it is with total awe we have watched her recover, grow and live a life that she deserves.

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Carolyn Skipper

Carolyn and her husband Richard were going out for a casual bike ride in Norfolk when Carolyn skidded on some mud and her bike slipped out from underneath her, causing her to fall and hit her head on the road. The hairclip she was wearing caused significant and life-threatening injuries to her head.

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Charlotte Salmons

Despite suffering an arrest at such a young age Charlotte quickly bounced back to normality and was soon picking up life as a busy mum once again.

The chain of survival was in the perfect order to save Charlotte’s life on the night of her incident.

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Ben Parkin

On the 19th of July 2016, Ben and his family's life was turned upside down in seconds. Ben Parkin suffered a sudden cardiac arrest whilst he was at home with his wife and children. If it hadnt been for the swift action of his wife and the EAAA crew, his story would have been very different. 

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Tilly Sansbury

In March 2018, five-year-old Tilly started sneezing and coughing and became increasingly tired and wheezy. Tilly's condition didn't improve the following day. She rapidly became blue around her mouth from lack of oxygen and Tilly’s family struggled to keep her responsive. 

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Nigel Sillis

"My name is Nigel Sillis and I am a patient of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Without EAAA I would probably not be here...I’d like to share a little about myself, about what happened to me (Spoiler alert: it was really serious, I was clinically dead for a short period of time), about the ‘chain of survival’ and how, because of the intervention of the EAAA team I was on the right end of that chain."

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