GWAAC Introduces Bespoke COVID-19 Counselling Service for Crew

In response to the pressures of COVID-19, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) have introduced a new bespoke counselling service for their crew who have been working on the frontline during the pandemic.
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DR DUNCAN BOOTLAND APPOINTED MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX (KSS)

Dr Duncan Bootland has been appointed as Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), reporting directly into KSS’s CEO, David Welch. He takes up his new role this month.

Midlands Air Ambulance Crowned Outstanding Charity of the Year

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the rapid response, lifesaving charity and one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance operators in the UK, has been crowned Outstanding Charity of the Year at this year’s Asian Business Chamber of Commerce Awards, the lifesaving charity then went on to also win Overall ABCC Business of the Year.

Urgent fundraising appeal for London’s Air Ambulance Charity this Christmas

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has launched its Christmas appeal, ‘London’s Christmas Mission’. The appeal comes as the charity is estimating that it will lose £5 million in income over the next two to three years due to Covid-19 restrictions, the equivalent of 2,440 missions and every one of those could save a life.
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Air Ambulance to resume patient transfers in support of Covid-19 response

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is preparing to resume patient transfers between hospitals in a bid to support the NHS and frontline emergency services with the Covid-19 response.

Air Ambulance reveals 24/7 plans are still a reality despite challenging year and forecast £1.7m loss over 12 months

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has revealed that despite a challenging year, plans to start flying 24/7 from its new Norwich headquarters are on track for 2021.

HELP appeal fund lifesaving equipment for GWAAC

The County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country that funds NHS hospital helipads, has generously funded £22,000 for five new critical blood-warming machines for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Restart a Heart Day – Learn to be a Lifesaver

The current survival rate of out of hospital cardiac arrests in the UK is 7-8%. At Magpas Air Ambulance, they believe Hearts Matter and they want to change this – with your help!

Restart A Heart Day 2020

More than 30,000 people go into cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest drop 10 per cent a minute if CPR is not started, and survival rates are currently less than one in 10 people in this country. Last year, more than 200,000 children and young people across the country learnt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Restart a Heart Day.

Royal Honour For SCAA Chairman

Everyone at Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is thrilled to learn that chairman John Bullough has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. John, who was one of the founding trustees that showed the vision, passion and commitment to launch Scotland's first and only charity-funded air ambulance service, has been given the honour in recognition of "Services to Emergency Healthcare in Scotland and to the community of Perth".