Char­ity re-named

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice -

AN emer­gency med­i­cal char­ity whose fly­ing doc­tors have been sav­ing lives for 40 years is chang­ing its name.

Mag­pas will now be known as He­limedix 24/7, as it draws up plans to be­come the nation’s first ded­i­cated 24 hour emer­gency re­sponse ser­vice.

As well as re-brand­ing, the char­ity will be ex­pand­ing its in­flu­ence be­yond the East of Eng­land by of­fer­ing help to other air am­bu­lance char­i­ties across the coun­try.

In 2009, the char­ity de­ployed its emer­gency med­i­cal team on the East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance to ar­eas of Cam­bridgeshire and Peter­bor­ough on 369 oc­ca­sions, of­ten at night, when it is the only air am­bu­lance ser­vice avail­able.

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