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FCO in Maldives warning to travellers

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Andrew on February 7, 2012

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is warning UK citizens against all but essential travel to Male, the capital of the Maldives, after social and political unrest (more…)

UK air ambulance charity announces name of cartoon mascot

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Mark on

Following its recent competition for kids, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced that its new cartoon mascot will be named Dasher. (more…)

Reuter highlights importance of adequate travel insurance

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Richard on February 6, 2012

An interesting article on the Reuters website has highlighted the importance of having adequate travel insurance.

The story focuses on (more…)

International air ambulance rescues Swiss national from India

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Andrew on February 5, 2012

A Swiss tourist has been evacuated by air ambulance from Mysore in India, following a terrifying illness that left her vomiting blood.

The 65 year old tourist from Switzerland had (more…)

US volunteer shot in Haiti thanks air ambulance service

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Richard on February 4, 2012

A team of paramedics and pilots, who successfully rescued a US volunteer shot in a drive-by shooting in Haiti, have been thanked by the man they evacuated to Miami in the USA.

Chad Esh, a 21 year-old who was (more…)

Brit crash victim set to be reunited with fiancee

Filed under: Medical Repatriation — Posted by: Richard on February 3, 2012

The family of a man from Overseal, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Bali in July 2011, is celebrating the news that his young fiancee will soon be able to be by his bedside.

Matthew Taylor has been in (more…)

UK air ambulance wins four figure grant

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Mark on

The UK’s Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIWA) had cause for celebration at the start of the year, as it was awarded a grant worth £6,000 (E7,200).

The cost of the air ambulance for the charity on (more…)

BP boss in air ambulance after fall from plane

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Andrew on February 2, 2012

A leading British businessman has undergone emergency treatment to his skull, following a fall from the steps of a private jet that landed in Russia.

Mr Alexander Dodds, a 54 year old oil executive from Scotland with (more…)

Private air ambulance service forced to close

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Richard on

The Bermuda Air Medivac (BAM) service, the island’s only such resident service has been forced to close down, after not flying for three months. (more…)

Collaboration between two air ambulances charities saves more lives

Filed under: Air Ambulance Organisation News — Posted by: Richard on February 1, 2012

Two charities, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the East Anglian Air Ambulance, have collaborated together during the past year to extend the hours of cover they provide. (more…)

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