Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have flown their 9,000th mission.
On Saturday 2nd November, Dr Amy Andrew, Dr Tim Nicholson-Roberts, Specialist Critical Care Paramedic Louise Wigmore and Captain Dave Nicholls, took to the skies from the Charity Airbase at Thruxton to respond to the milestone mission.
HIOWAA CEO, Alex Lochrane, commented:
“Whilst I recognise the tremendous achievement of having flown 9,000 missions, I must remind myself that every time the Air Ambulance is called out, we are responding to someone in a potentially critical condition who requires urgent treatment before they reach hospital. As an independent charity, we just could not do this without the support of our local community.”
HIOWAA began operations in July 2007 and in July this year the Charity recorded their busiest month to date, with a total of 244 call-outs. The life-saving Charity has responded to 1,887 missions across the region so far this year.
(Pictured from left: Dr Tim Nicholson-Roberts, Dr Amy Andrew, Specialist Critical Care Paramedic Louise Wigmore and Captain Dave Nicholls)