Every second of every day, London’s Air Ambulance Charity is ready to deliver rapid response and cutting-edge medical care to save lives in the city.
In England, severe injury is the biggest killer of people under 40 years-old.
Using a helicopter from 08:00 to sunset, and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather situations, London’s Air Ambulance Charity brings the hospital to the patient when time is critical. It performs innovative and potentially life-saving procedures usually found in the emergency department on-scene. The team, consisting of an advanced trauma doctor, paramedic and consultant on most missions, can perform treatments such as open heart surgery, blood transfusions and general anaesthetic by the roadside.
By providing intervention as quickly as possible after injury, the charity aims to give patients the best chance of survival, and best quality of life, after trauma.
“To us, the team at London’s Air Ambulance are absolute heroes. My son wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for this life saving charity…”
The charity serves the 10 million people that live work and travel within the M25, treating an average of five patients every day. The most common incidents it attends include road traffic collisions, stabbings and shootings, falls from height and incidents on the rail network.