Midlands Air Ambulance Charity racks up more missions than any other fleet in UK

MIDLANDS Air Ambulance Charity has now attended more than 75,000 missions across the region – more than any other air ambulance in the UK.

The lifesaving emergency service operates three air ambulance helicopters and a fleet of critical care cars across its six-county region.

The charity has now surpassed its 75,000th mission, approximately 40 per cent more than any other air ambulance in the UK.

The milestone flight was to a woman who sustained a traumatic head injury in Worcester in February.

She was given advanced treatment on scene before being conveyed via land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

A critical care paramedic and pre-hospital emergency medicine doctor from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity were on-board the vehicle escorting her to hospital.

Rob Davies, patient liaison lead and critical care paramedic for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “When our service first started it was about getting the patient to the hospital quickly, now we bring the hospital to our patients.

“The interventions we perform, coupled with the advanced medicines and hospital-level equipment we bring means that we can stabilise our patients’ conditions at the scene of the incident before then taking them to hospital. In our 75,000th mission this certainly was the case.”