2022 mission numbers soar

We are on track to record our busiest year since before the pandemic.

Between January and June 2022, we responded to 791 emergency call-outs, an increase on the same periods in 2021 and 2020.

Of those 791 call-outs, we responded to 279 cardiac-related incidents, making up 35% of the total missions, and 138 road traffic collisions (17%).

May was our busiest month of the year so far, with 158 missions logged – the most critical incidents in a single month since August 2020 (159).

First six months of 2022: 791
First six months of 2021: 756
First six months of 2020: 770
First six months of 2019: 1073

11,000 flights

As the temperatures in the cockpit soared throughout the recent heatwave, we attended our 11,000th mission in our helicopter on Monday 11 July.

That same day, the doctors, paramedics, pilots and dispatch assistants who make up our Critical Care Team responded to six emergency calls across the region – Basingstoke, Newbury, Southampton, Portsmouth, the South Downs and Alton – in both our helicopter and emergency response vehicles.

We have now responded to more than 4,500 missions in our emergency response vehicles since 2018, meaning we have exceeded 15,500 call-outs since it launched in 2007.

Your support is vital to help us through this challenging period. Thank you to everyone who has helped us be there for those who need us.