North West Air Ambulance charity

North West Air Ambulance charity

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  • Emergency Services / Armed Forces
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community

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In a split second, unexpected things can happen that will change your life forever. It is in these moments that the North West Air Ambulance Charity will be at the right place, at the right time, making a life changing difference.

When every second counts, our service is absolutely vital. Access might be difficult or time might be critical, but our pilots are able fly to the scene of serious emergencies in minutes. Flying 365 days a year, we provide a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) to the 8 million people of the North West and the many visitors our area attracts. Through the support of the public, we now have doctors on board some of our aircraft, alongside our skilled paramedics and pilots.

This means that advanced medical treatment can be delivered at the scene, saving crucial seconds and giving the gift of time to our patients. Anyone, of any age, anywhere may one day need our care. You never know when you may need us but with your support, we can be there for you tomorrow.


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Your North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with our partners to ensure they are transferred to the best medical/trauma centre for treatment thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long term injury.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service, your North West Air Ambulance Charity would not be here without you. The service is funded by the generosity of the public through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through our network of retail outlets, who provide vital charitable funding to keep our service flying.

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