Thanks to your support, we have now completed 10,000 missions by air.
The milestone mission took place yesterday afternoon, 19 April, when Doctor Fran Dolman, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Specialist Paramedic Mike Funge, HEMS Paramedic Nigel Harley, and Captain Dave Nicholls were called to Ringwood, Hampshire, to provide critical care to a young male following a road traffic collision. Following treatment at the scene, the patient was conveyed to University Hospital Southampton by our colleagues at South Central Ambulance Service.
Your support meant that we could be there for this patient in their hour of need, thank you.
It costs us £2,882 to respond to an emergency. Keep us flying and saving lives by making a donation today.
Acting Chief Executive, Sherie Williams Ellen, said:
‘10,000 missions by air is an incredible landmark, and being a lifeline to so many people is something we take great pride in. However, I am acutely aware that we are only called out to the most seriously ill and injured people in our community, so for many of those patients it will have been the toughest day of their life.’
She added: ‘Thanks to the specialist skills, quick response and professionalism of our clinicians, we’ve given many of our patients the very best chance of survival. Children still have their parents; husbands, wives and partners remain side-by-side; friends and loved ones can continue to be there for one another, which is why we do what we do. Integral to all of this are our dedicated donors and supporters. Their commitment, passion and love for the Charity enable us to respond to so many people in their hour of need.’
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