Magpas to feature in BBC documentary

The Magpas team.

The Magpas team. - Credit: Archant

EMERGENCY medical charity Magpas will feature in a BBC documentary on major trauma care next week.

Cameramen followed the Helimedix as part of a three-part series on the major trauma centre in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, the first in its kind to become fully operational.

The programme, that was due to start tomorrow night but has been put back a week, follows the stories of patients from when paramedics arrive through treatment at A&E and their recovery.

Dr Rob Major, a consultant in Addenbrooke’s and for Magpas, said: “It was really interesting to be part of it. The good thing about it was that it followed the patient journey, from the roadside to A&E, theatre to how they deal with the injury in recovery.

“I think its the first time it has been done, as there are programmes that cover pre-hospital care like Trauma Doctors and in hospital like 24 Hours in A&E but never follows the whole journey.


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“They filmed Nick Foster quite a bit. He is unique as he is the first pre-hospital trainee doctor on an NHS-approved course, and he is supported by Addenbrooke’s.”

The Magpas Helimedx feature throughout the series, but mainly in the second programme on June 20.

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