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Fly by night air ambulances on the horizon

Filed under: Air Ambulance News — Posted by: Mark on February 15, 2012

Air ambulances are not presently allowed to fly after daylight by law. However, there is hope that change is on the horizon. (more…)

Call for VAT to be repaid on air ambulance fuel

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Mark on February 14, 2012

The Government should be repaying air ambulance charities the VAT they are charged on the fuel used to carry out their life saving work, according to a York politician.

The call has come from York Central MP (more…)

Brits remain unaware of Euro emergency number

Filed under: Research and Statistics — Posted by: Mark on February 13, 2012

A new survey has shown that the majority of people in the UK are unaware of the European emergency 112 number.

The news has come from the Foreign Office, who (more…)

Lancashire woman injured in Australia ‘not insured’ for repatriation

Filed under: Medical Repatriation — Posted by: Richard on

A young woman injured in a quad bike accident in Australia and left fighting for her life, could well not be covered for any medical or repatriation costs, according to her travel insurance provider.

The horrific accident occurred when (more…)

Local air ambulance funds frozen

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Richard on February 12, 2012

A novel item went up for sale last week, as the UK was gripped by plunging temperatures, freezing rain, black ice and drifting snow. In keeping with the season, a snowman was (more…)

Local air ambulance charity in volcanic fundraiser

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

The Hertfordshire and Essex Air Ambulance charity is going to receive a timely boost in funding, with the announcement of its latest fund raising event.

This year’s challenge is set (more…)

Quarter of all over-65s denied travel insurance

Filed under: Research and Statistics — Posted by: Richard on

Recent research from over-50s specialist Saga has indicated that as many as one in four of over-65s seeking travel insurance have been turned down. (more…)

Hidden costs of the growing Falklands problem

Filed under: Air Ambulances Abroad — Posted by: Mark on February 11, 2012

As the UN urges Argentina and Britain to resolve the escalating issues effecting the Malvinas/Falkland islands, many people may well be thinking back to the events of thirty years ago.

Things are some way off such (more…)

Former Trinidad & Tobago PM flown to US after stroke

Filed under: Medical Repatriation — Posted by: Andrew on

The need for air ambulances throughout the world to cover all eventualities has again come to light, this time in the Caribbean.

Patrick Manning, a former (more…)

French president criticised for using luxury jet as air ambulance

Filed under: Air Ambulance Use Stories — Posted by: Richard on February 10, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy came in for more criticism last week, when it was revealed that he organised a luxury governmental jet to fly his son back to France.

The plane, normally used to fly (more…)

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