Whittlesey man in his 80s airlifted to hospital in serious condition after falling down flight of stairs

A man in his 80s was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious head injuries after falling down a flight of stairs.

Monday, 26th September 2016, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:07 pm
A Magpas Helimedix air ambulance, like the one pictured, was called to the scene.

The Magpas Helimedix landed in Whittlesey yesterday (Sunday, September 25) at 11am.

A spokeswoman for Magpas said doctor Charlotte Haldane and paramedic Alex Pearce were called to treat a man who had suffered a fall from a height.

She added: “The Magpas team assessed a man in his 80s who had sustained a suspected head injury. The Magpas air ambulance team anaesthetised him at the scene (providing him with care otherwise only available in hospital) to protect his injuries.

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“He was then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s where he was in a serious condition upon arrival.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “An ambulance crew and Magpas air ambulance attended.

“They treated a man in his 80s who had suffered a serious head injury after falling down a flight of stairs.”