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CLINICIANS, AVIATORS AND FUNDRAISERS CELEBRATED AT THE AIR AMBULANCE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Almost 300 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community  at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2019.

STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FOR WILTSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance will feature in a stunning photography exhibition by award-winning Sony Europe imaging ambassador Terry Donnelly.

Andrew Pearce, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Trustee, Wins Volunteer of the Year Award

Andrew Pearce, Trustee at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, is celebrating after he was recently crowned Charity Volunteer of the Year at a national awards ceremony held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London. Andrew, who joined the Charity…

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance scoop 'Campaign of the Year' award for their collaboration with Haynes Publishing

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance were the proud winners of the ‘Campaign of the Year’ award at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence for the Haynes Air Ambulance Manual, a joint project with Haynes Publishing benefiting Air Ambulances UK.

Trauma medics use 999 callers’ mobile phone camera to help most seriously injured people in the capital

Trauma paramedics are using 999 callers’ mobile phone cameras to get ‘on-scene’ at serious incidents such as stabbings and road traffic collisions in seconds rather than minutes. In the first use of the technology in the capital for serious trauma incidents, paramedics in the London Ambulance Service control room ask 999 callers’ to remotely access their smartphone cameras to quickly understand a patient’s injuries and help decide if resources like London’s Air Ambulance are needed.

Dress code: air ambulance crew

Onboard each lifesaving mission is a crew consisting of a highly-skilled pilot and Critical Care Team, typically made up of specialist Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) doctors and paramedics, ready to attend to critically injured or ill patients at the scene of the emergency with their advanced medical expertise. Essentially, bringing the hospital to the patient when every second counts towards survival.

The pilot and Critical Care Team are required to wear a bespoke flight suit for their own safety and the safety of the patients they attend to.

Midlands Air Ambulance and HELP Appeal Charities’ Launch Second Cardiac Car

Following the success of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the HELP Appeal’s first critical care car, which operates in Birmingham and the Black Country, the charities have launched a second cardiac car in the Worcester area.

Restart a Heart Day

Today marks Restart a Heart Day, an annual worldwide event to teach as many people as possible the lifesaving skill of CPR. Organisations all over the world will be coming together to support this important day. At the East Anglian Air Ambulance cardiac arrests account for over a quarter of the jobs they attend. Their mission is simple - they want to save more lives by minimising the impact of trauma and medical emergencies.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance driving standards with innovative new RRV

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) is not only easily recognisable but it’s also been designed for optimum performance for the charity’s critical care paramedics.

Valuation Office Agency partnership raises nearly £10k for Air Ambulances UK

Our Charity of the Year partnership with the Government’s Valuation Office Agency has raised nearly £10k to help air ambulance charities make lifesaving missions