WARWICKSHIRE and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was called out to two separate medical incidents in Shipston-On-Stour yesterday (Thursday 20th February).
In the morning, the helicopter was called out to a 93-year old man who had suffered a suspected heart attack.
The crew arrived at the scene just before 9am and it took them eight minutes to get to the incident.
The patient was treated for his condition and sedated by the WNAA doctor before being airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry for further treatment.
In the afternoon, the crew were called out to a 45-year old woman suffering a stroke.
The crew were called out to the incident by West Midlands Ambulance Service to provide swift transfer to the same hospital.
The patient had suffered a sudden headache and was showing clear signs of agitation. She was given pain relief and sedated before being flown to hospital.
The helicopter landed at the scene at 3:54pm and arrived at the hospital with the patient 17 minutes later.
The current condition of both patients is unknown.
WNAA attended 135 medical incidents in 2013. Each mission they attend costs approximately £1,700.
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