Life-threatening emergencies

In life-threatening emergencies, people often expect an ambulance with two people to arrive, but you could also be treated by one of our rapid response single responders who arrive by car.

In the most serious emergencies, you could also be treated by a medical team from the Great North Air Ambulance. The medical team on the helicopter includes a doctor and paramedic who are skilled in treating patients who have serious traumatic injuries.

In some calls, the first person to arrive may be a community responder. A community responder is a member of the public who has been trained to provide life-saving treatment to people in their local communities while an ambulance is on the way.

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