Maisie with Mum, Dad and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Critical Care Team member

It’s now only three days to go until we celebrate Golden Hour Give an Hour as part of National Air Ambulance Week

Your Golden Hour of profit or pay will help air ambulance charities like Essex & Herts Air Ambulance provide lifesaving care to families when the unthinkable happens.

Saving Maisie

In September 2012 Dave was driving home with his two young daughters Ella and Maisie, who was 15 months old, when a lorry driving on the wrong side of the road hit their car.

Dave suffered two broken ribs whilst daughter Ella, who was sleeping at the time of the accident, suffered minor injuries.

Maisie, however, was slipping in and out of consciousness. Her leg was broken and she was losing blood from a serious wound to her elbow. Dave applied pressure to Maisie’s wounds and cleared her airway of broken glass while he waited for help to arrive.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance arrived on the scene and the Critical Care Team attended to Maisie who had severe head and limb injuries. The critical care paramedic and pre-hospital care doctor gave Maisie an emergency anaesthetic to protect her airway and ensure that she could breathe. Splints were put inplace for her injured limbs and she was given pain relief.

Maisie was transported to the Royal London Hospital in a land ambulance, because it was deemed too dark to fly since night was approaching.

Hospital scans identified that Maisie had internal bleeding, a fractured skull with blood around her brain and a broken leg. After spending a week in intensive care, she was transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and able to return home a month later.

Maisie has made a miraculous recovery and the lifesaving medical care administered by the Critical Care Team from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance proved invaluable in providing her with the best chance of survival.

So why not get involved and donate an hour’s profit or pay to enable the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities to continue their amazing lifesaving missions? It’s easy to make your Golden Hour donation on our website https://www.airambulancesuk.org/goldenhour/

Your generosity has the power to help save a life.