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Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Andrew on March 2, 2012

An air ambulance service has reaped the benefits from a group who call themselves Boomerang. £6,600 has been raised for the service.

The group, with John Buckley, Susan Scholl and Carole Best as its members, holds events on a regular basis in order to raise funds for local causes.

The event, which ultimately helped the air ambulance, took the form of a dinner and dance with a 1960s and 70s theme.

The air ambulance will be investing the funds on a patient monitoring system.

Dudley Butt MLC says that the NHS is funded by tax payers, yet additional donations can only serve to speed up any intended upgrades to services such as the air ambulance, where technology does not come cheaply.

The air ambulance staff transfer approximately 350 patients to the hospital each and every year with their fixed-wing vehicle.

Neil Mellon, from the hospital responsible for the service, is delighted that the donation has enabled them to update their technology and thus offer an improved service.

“I wish to thank Boomerang for their kind and generous donation and for all the energy they put into this fund-raising. Our service aims to provide the most up-to-date medical equipment available, enabling the team to transfer patients in comfort and safety. The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be called upon for a variety of critical care emergencies where a patient needs transferring to a more specialist hospital in the UK – so it’s important we keep equipment up to date with medical advancements.”

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