Teay are a Godsend down here in Cornwall, especially in the summer when the roads are choked, and with sea surrounding us and cliffs there are many people who owe a great deal to these crews who pluck them to safety and go out into some desperate situations.
Any help they can get is much appreciated , so please sign I have.CG
The Air Ambulance do a fantastic job. I have seen them in action several times after accidents at Brands Hatch when the injured have been air lifted to the London Hospital in Whitechapel where they get specialised attention. Life saving minutes by air ambulance unthinkable by road.
Signed petition Coolonespa.
I understand that the crews will now undergo extensive training and it is expected that life-saving missions by helicopter during the hours of darkness will begin by the end of the year.
I am proud to be a member of this charity and also the RNLI both of which actually saves lives and makes a huge difference to the future of so many people, their families and their community.
Long may they continue their valuable work………….
That’s wonderful news….I hope all areas will be able to have one.
Our "Pride of Cumbria"is always around, being for a mainly rural area, and I know several people who are here because of its work. The devastating shootings in Cumbria meant that some people could be in hospital in minutes rather than hours. She (are helicopters "she", like ships?) landed across from my house for one victim who would have been lost if left any longer, and another just up the road was taken all the way to Newcastle, and lived. We are so thankful for her service- and for the Sea Kings which always seem to be around for rescues from mountain tops and beaches.
A life saving charity has unveiled a new aircraft today which will mean they are able to treat more people who become seriously ill or injured in the eastern region.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance’s (EAAA) most recent addition to its fleet will, says the charity, herald a new era in the evolution of the EAAA and of helicopter emergency medical services nationally.
Until now, the charity has only been able to help those who become sick or injured during the hours of daylight, but this new aircraft will mean that the pilot, doctor and critical care paramedic crews will be able to reach those who need urgent medical treatment during the hours of darkness.
I’m pleased to say that the East Anglian Air Ambulance who service my area is to have two new helicopters, making it the country’s most up-to-date air ambulance fleet.
The service, which is supported entirely by public donations, costs more than £11,000 a day to run.
The new helicopters will based at Norwich and Cambridge Airports, providing air ambulance from Bedfordshire to the East Anglian coast.
A big thank you to all those that help to provide us with a service that would not be available but for the generous donations and fund raising expertise of so many members of the public…..
Agreed, keep your fingers crossed.
That’s excellent news, all we can do now is hope that common sense prevails and the
resulting action is a positive one.
Over 113,000 signatures on this now, so target reached. Well done & a big thank you to everyone who contributed to this in any way.
Let’s see what the debate in the House of Commons brings forth.