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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

THAMES VALLEY AIR AMBULANCE URGES PUBLIC TO HELP THEM LOCATE PATIENTS FASTER IN AN EMERGENCY

Thames Valley Air Ambulance urges the public to prepare in case of a medical emergency by downloading free location app, what3words. The technology can accurately locate a patient’s whereabouts, which can help the charity to deliver potentially life-saving treatment faster when locations are hard to describe.

Two days to go until Golden Hour Give an Hour, helping the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities make more lifesaving missions

Just two days to go until Golden Hour Give an Hour! But in these two days the UK's 21 air ambulance charities will make around 140 lifesaving missions. That's why it's so important to donate an hour's profit or pay. Here's how...
Maisie with Mum, Dad and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Critical Care Team member

Your Golden Hour donation could help save another little girl like Maisie

The countdown down continues... Only three days left until Golden Hour Give an Hour! Your Golden Hour of profit or pay could help air ambulance charities provide lifesaving care to families when the unthinkable happens.