Parliamentary reception at the House of Commons

Representatives from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance recently attended a special parliamentary reception held at the House of Commons, which attracted support from key political figures to raise awareness of the life-saving work of air ambulance charities across the UK.

Over 70 members of parliament attended the event, which was organised by Air Ambulances UK, the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities.

The reception aimed to raise matters of importance and priorities of the sector through engagement with political leaders and policy makers on key issues that relate to Air Ambulance charities, such as increased demand and increased costs, safe access to patient data and access to and engagement with helipads and landing sites.

Our CEO, Richard Corbett, said:

“It was a pleasure to meet and recognise our Air Ambulance colleague’s dedication to saving lives and discuss the key challenges that face our industry. A huge thank you to Flick Drummond MP, Desmond Swayne MP and the RT Hon Sir Julian Lewis MP for taking the time to learn more about the vital work of their local air ambulance.”

Pictured left to right: David Drew, Chair of Trustees (HIOWAA), Richard Corbett, CEO (HIOWAA) and MP Flick Drummond.

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