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Devon Air Ambulance expands service to patients with two Critical Care Cars; Service purchases two Volvo XC90s

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the…

Unipart Logistics and Air Ambulances UK partnership is celebrated at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Airbase

A partnership between Unipart Logistics and Air Ambulances UK has raised over £23,000 to help the nation’s 21 air ambulance charities save even more lives. The partnership came about as a result of a lifesaving mission to Unipart Logistics Chief Commercial Officer, Claire Walters, who was critically injured in a cycling accident in Cornwall in May. Claire was in collision with a car leaving her unconscious and critically injured with a collapsed lung, broken ribs, collarbone and vertebra, a dislocated knee and facial injuries.

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.
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NEW YEAR MARKS NEW ERA FOR THE UK’S AIR AMBULANCE SECTOR

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) trade membership body and national charity, Air Ambulances UK, are proud to announce a successful merger, taking effect from 1st January 2020

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.

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.