Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Saving Time. Saving Lives.

Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK, and for over 30 years, it has been providing a vital helicopter emergency service to the community. Even in the winter months, the aircraft’s night vision capabilities allow it to fly in the hours of darkness, enabling the aircraft to cover rush hour traffic all year round. Since 1987 it has attended over 26,000 missions, attending an average 2-3 every day. It is crewed by a Pilot and Critical Care Paramedics, who receive additional training as part of their air ambulance role, meaning they are specially trained to deal with the most serious of incidents.

On average, their crew arrive on scene within 12 minutes of a 999 call, significantly reducing the time taken to get patients the treatment they need – in hospital or on-scene. In many cases over the last 30 years, this has meant the difference between life and death. Cornwall Air Ambulance receives no government funding for running costs and relies on the generosity and support of its supporters to keep it flying. Your micro-donations play a key role ensuring Cornwall Air Ambulance can keep saving lives.

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