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CEO OF AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX (KSS) WINS NATIONAL CHARITY LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

 David Welch, CEO of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has won the Charity Times Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021 – a prestigious national award which celebrates excellence amongst charities and not for profit organisations from across the UK and honours the outstanding professionals in charity management.

AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX SHARES THE STORY OF FAMILY OOPS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF BURNS PREVENTION DURING CHILD SAFETY WEEK 2021

Life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has made a video to share the story of Family Oops and Burns First Aid as part of Child Safety Week 2021 (7-13th June).

AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX PIONEERS NEW APP TO TRANSFORM COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS

Life-saving charity, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has become the first UK pre-hospital health organisation to adopt a new app designed to help healthcare staff breakdown communication barriers with patients at the point of care. 

RESEARCH SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE THE ACCURACY OF DISPATCHING PRE-HOSPITAL CRITICAL CARE TO OLDER TRAUMA PATIENTS

Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) and the University of Surrey indicates that the criteria for immediate Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) dispatch to older trauma patients should be reviewed.

GREAT BRITAIN BOBSLEIGH TEAM SUPPORTS AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is delighted to have been chosen by GB Bobsleigh’s number one team as part of #TeamGivingBack, a campaign for the 20/21 season which helps to raise awareness and to raise funds for seven UK charities.

AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX CONTINUES TO DELIVER ITS LIFE-SAVING SERVICE DURING LOCKDOWN

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is committed to remaining fully operational 24/7 and is standing shoulder to shoulder alongside NHS colleagues in the fight against COVID-19. Thanks to the rapid response from the team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) and Medway NHS Foundation Trust, KSS has been able to secure vaccinations for its frontline team members. KSS is extremely grateful for this fantastic example of charity and NHS working in partnership in support of each other and our communities.

AIR AMBULANCE KENT SURREY SUSSEX DOCTOR DEVELOPS TECHNOLOGY ENABLING THE NHS TO RECRUIT 750,000 VOLUNTEER COVID RESPONDERS

In recognition of the significant contribution made by GoodSAM, Professor Mark Wilson and GoodSAM co-founder Ali Ghorbangholi both received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020. On average, GoodSAM now deploys 10 checked volunteers every minute to support the NHS in its Covid-19 response.

Research Shows A Significant Proportion of Patients with Sudden Loss of Consciousness Need Pre-Hospital Critical Care

Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) in partnership with the University of Surrey has shown the benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with a sudden, unexplained LOC of medical origin and a high prevalence of acute neurological pathology. The study – which is believed to be the first published about HEMS dispatch to non-trauma (neuro) cases - also highlights how HEMS dispatchers in dialogue with ambulance personnel are able to select patients requiring HEMS-specific interventions and, based on its findings, identifies opportunities to improve triage for these patients.
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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.

Air Ambulance Week 2020 takes-off across the UK!

Air ambulance charities right across the UK are this week celebrating Air Ambulance Week with a powerful awareness campaign called ‘Because Every Second Counts’, launched by Air Ambulances UK