This year the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance is to extend its life-saving service to become operational 24-hours every day! This commitment, together with the additional benefits that their new helicopter provides and with the advancement in carrying blood on board, puts the charity at the very forefront of medical aviation — somewhere they intend to remain!
They want to continue to provide their patients with the very best and most advanced critical care possible outside of a hospital environment. Hundreds of families still have their loved ones today because of the fast actions and expertise of the crew and this is something the charity is extremely proud of.
Increasing the hours that they fly means they will need to raise even more funds, as the cost to provide a 24-hour service will increase from £2.5m per year to around £4m. Currently, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team operate seven days a week between 7.00am and 7.00pm.
Since the charity began in 1994, it has received tremendous support from the people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, something which they are extremely grateful for. It is this continued support that has enabled the charity to consistently enhance the pre-hospital critical care that they can provide to their patients — giving them the very best chance of survival in what is often their greatest hour of need.
Find out how to help at www.ambucopter.org.uk/donate or follow them on Facebook, @Ambucopter, or Twitter, @LNAACT.