The Children’s Air Ambulance

Be part of something new and exciting and help to save the lives of critically ill children nation-wide.

The Children’s Air Ambulance will be providing the first fully functioning helicopter transfer service for critically ill children. The service will launch towards the end of 2012 following a number of trial flights and preparations.

Many hospitals do not have a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, which means thousands of children are admitted to a hospital with inadequate facilities to treat them. As a result, these children need to be transferred to hospitals that do have the space and facilities.

Currently, the NHS finance teams across the UK that transfer around 5,500 children a year by road. Often, these journeys are lengthy and potentially threatening to the child’s health. It also adds a tremendous amount of stress, not only to the child, but also to their parents.

The Children’s Air Ambulance will provide a free, quicker and safer transfer system, meaning the child, their parents and the medical staff involved have a much safer and faster journey. The speed in which we can transfer is significantly increased - a typical 4 hour road journey from Chester to Great Ormond Street Hospital can be completed in as little as 60 minutes.

We estimate that around 2,000 children a year will benefit from a service like ours, adding a sense of security and peace of mind to parents with critically ill children. Please visit www.thechildrensairambulance.org.uk and www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk for more information.

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The Air Ambulance Service – Saving Lives Nationwide