We provide air ambulance services across the North-East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. We are entirely funded by charity.
Find out who flies on board our aircraft as we undertake rescues throughout the region. Look out for:
- Who coordinates rescues from our airdesk
- Who has responsibility for safety on board the aircraft
- What the doctors get up to back on base
Meet the three helicopters that make up our life-saving fleet.
- What kind of aircraft are they?
- How fast do they go?
- Have they got names?
We have bases at Langwathby, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Newcastle International Airport. Find out a little more about them here, including:
- How long it takes to fly from Langwathby to Carlisle
- What is a forward operating base?
- Where are we planning to move in the future?
How we are called out
We get called out more than 1,000 times every year. But how do we decide which incidents to attend? Also:
- Which areas we cover
- How the airdesk operates
- What kind of incidents we look out for
The rapid response cars
Did you know we also respond to incidents in our cars? Find out more about them here, including:
- Why we need the cars
- What equipment they carry
- What is MERIT
The story about how the Great North Air Ambulance Service came to be.Read more
Our aircraft are essentially flying emergency departments. Find out what we carry on board and how we put it to use.Read more
The board of trustees is responsible for making sure the charity is well run. Find out how they manage that here.Read more