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AAA analysis shows the huge cost of air ambulance

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Richard on December 31, 2011

An article by the Air Ambulance Association of the UK has highlighted the real cost of air ambulances, bringing into focus the essential part the public play in keeping them flying.

Air ambulances provide an essential (more…)

UK Air Ambulance service announces its own App

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Andrew on December 30, 2011

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) service in the UK has launched its own iPhone App, enabling its supporters to stay in touch with the life saving missions the teams are sent out to. (more…)

Thwarted air ambulance crew help land services in rescue

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Mark on December 29, 2011

The dedicated crew of the Devon Air Ambulance service in the UK, forced to abandon a rescue attempt in mid-December 2011, remained in the area to help direct land crews to the scene.

The air ambulance had been (more…)

Air ambulance crew and police combine forces in night-time rescue

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Mark on December 28, 2011

A recent emergency medical evacuation from Dartmoor in the South West of England saw an air ambulance paramedic and police helicopter crew work together to rescue an injured man.

The 54-year old man had collapsed (more…)

AAA highlights sheer scale of UK air ambulances service

Filed under: Research and Statistics — Posted by: Mark on December 27, 2011

A study by the Air Ambulance Association of the UK has revealed the enormity of the vital service provided by air ambulances and their crews throughout the country each year.

In England and Wales there are (more…)

Canadian helipad fails safety inspection

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Andrew on December 26, 2011

The Whistler Health Care helipad in Canada has failed an inspection. The failure means the facility will remain shut for a fifth consecutive month. (more…)

New facility taking shape quickly

Filed under: New Air Ambulances — Posted by: Richard on December 25, 2011

A new helipad to be used by air ambulances transporting patients in need of emergency care has taken a huge step forward in the UK, with sections of the landing area already in place. (more…)

Air Ambulance Trust to benefit from greater support

Filed under: Air Ambulance Trust — Posted by: Mark on December 24, 2011

The UK’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust will benefit from greater support than ever before, as the structure of the county board is to be changed to provide better focus at a more regional level.

The news was announced at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting this year (2011), where the charity’s trustee board’s chairman confirmed the details.

There will now be a separate board for each region that the charity covers. It is hoped each will therefore be able to (more…)

Air ambulance used to transport conjoined twins in Brazil

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Mark on December 23, 2011

An air ambulance has been used to transport conjoined twins born in Brazil, so they can receive the specialist care needed to give them the best chance of survival.

Delivered by caesarean section in an (more…)

Cambridge Airport departs from the festive norm

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Andrew on December 22, 2011

Christmas is traditionally the time of year when companies send cards to their major clients to wish them greetings for the season and prosperity for the year ahead. However, management at Cambridge Airport has taken a departure from this prescribed norm, by making a donation to its local Air Ambulance service.

In a show of thought in keeping with (more…)

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