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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.
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Works start on new Norwich base to allow air ambulance to fly 24/7

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) staff, patients, supporters and volunteers all mucked in with spades on Friday 24 January to mark the start of the building works for the eagerly anticipated 24/7 EAAA Norwich base. Once completed, the new home of EAAA will allow the charity to operate its life-saving helicopter 24 hours a day from Norwich Airport, becoming the first air ambulance in the East of England to fly 24/7.

Seven days, six night missions; Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance step up 24-hour service

Over the last 7 days and nights, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has operated its full 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), helping a number of patients in their greatest hour of need.

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DocBike aims to reduce the number of motorcycle deaths through engagement, injury prevention education and roadside critical care.

DONATION LIGHTS UP EMERGENCY HELIPADS ACROSS LINCOLNSHIRE AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

With thanks to a generous donation from the HELP Appeal, new helipad lighting has recently been installed at three different landing sites frequently used by the life-saving crew at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

Landmark number of missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been tasked a total of 25,000 missions since the Charity was founded 21 years ago. This landmark figure was reached on January 1st when the team attended a road traffic collision in Hertfordshire.

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.

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.