MAGPAS – The Emergency Medical Charity
You can now help earn vital income for the charity by recycling your empty printer ink cartridges for free.
Magpas was the brainchild of Dr Neville Silverston MBE. He commenced an out of hour’s radio paging service for local GP’s in 1971. This quickly evolved into an immediate care scheme where GP’s were called to the scenes of road traffic accidents in their area. It became a registered charity in 1972.
In 2000 Dr Mackenzie a Consultant in Emergency Medicine based in hospital and a Magpas volunteer, reviewed the service provided by Magpas. He proposed that to continue to provide added patient benefit, the charity needed to provide specialist care at the scene of more serious incidences. The new teams were doctor- paramedic based; they received specialised and ongoing training. They became centralised and worked shift patterns, providing a highly skilled, scarce resource to rare events.
These specialised team were deployed by road in a dedicated rapid response vehicle to serious incidences and from 1997 by police helicopter. In 2007 they were joined by Anglia two, a dedicated air ambulance helicopter operated by the East Anglia Air Ambulance Charity (EAAA) The team is stationed along side the police air operations unit at RAF Wyton.
To help us continue to offer medical support to the public, please choose us for your choice of charity for any recycling of printer ink cartridges. Thank you.