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WELLBEING APP 87% AND AIR AMBULANCES UK MARK MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK WITH NEW COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCE CHARITIES

Air Ambulances UK is today welcoming a £6m COVID-19 emergency Government funding grant to support the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities in the vital role they are playing in the frontline response to COVID-19, while also continuing lifesaving missions in the communities they serve across the UK.

Air Ambulances UK welcomes £6m in COVID-19 government funding to support air ambulance charities

Air Ambulances UK is today welcoming a £6m COVID-19 emergency Government funding grant to support the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities in the vital role they are playing in the frontline response to COVID-19, while also continuing lifesaving missions in the communities they serve across the UK.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance ready to treat and convey COVID-19 patients by air

Following new guidance, issued by Public Health England (PHE) a few days ago, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is now fully prepared and available to treat and convey patients by air, including those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 illness.

Hereford County Hospital helipad is now open

Hereford County Hospital has opened its new, larger helipad thanks to the support of the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads.

HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT AIR AMBULANCE SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF CRITICAL CARE TEAMS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

With the current Coronavirus pandemic predicted to have a long-lasting impact upon health and care workers across the globe, the measures that Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance put in place a year ago to support the mental health and wellbeing of their Critical Care Teams are as important as ever.

The Countess of Wessex Joins Thames Valley Air Ambulance Crew Video Call to Thank Them for NHS Redeployment

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex joined a Thames Valley Air Ambulance weekly scheduled crew video call (21/04/20) to pass on her thanks to the charity’s paramedics and doctors for redeploying in support their NHS frontline colleagues during the pandemic, and shared that she would be clapping for the air ambulance service crew members alongside NHS and other frontline workers at 8:00pm on Thursday evening.