The Air Ambulance Service
Your local air ambulance
Every day of the year, The Air Ambulance Service is helping save more lives. They operate the air ambulance services for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire, and for Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, and their critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of three rescue missions a day. Within minutes they can be on the ground delivering lifesaving care at road traffic collisions, sports events, and industrial accidents or for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke or accidents in the home. The air ambulance gives people the very best chance of survival and recovery. The helicopter can fly at 185mph and carries the very latest lifesaving equipment.
The Air Ambulance Service team is also supported by a rapid response vehicle, which provides valuable backup for incidents close to the helicopter base or when the weather makes it too dangerous to fly. In addition, the charity has set up a new nationwide Children’s Air Ambulance service to fly critically ill children to specialist hospitals across the country. Local babies have already benefitted from this service, where time saved can mean a life saved. They rely entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each rescue mission – your support and micro-donations help keep them flying.