Our crew don't always attend by helicopter. For many reasons, the location of a patient may mean it's better to get there in a critical care car.
Our fleet of three special response cars have the same equipment and medicine as our helicopter. They play a vital part in saving lives and are also used by a second crew, or when the weather is too bad to fly, or when there are no suitable landing sites nearby.
The crew will often stabilise the patient before accompanying them in a land ambulance, continuing their treatment en route to the hospital.
This is exactly what happened in the case of local schoolboy, Logan, who needed our help after a medical emergency. Watch the video to hear his story. In 2021, approximately 14% of our call outs were to children.
Find out more about Logan's story here.
“Thanks to everyone’s actions that day, Logan is alive and well, with no side effects due to the quick response of the paramedics and the specialist skills that only your air ambulance team could bring. I am so thankful to everyone who helped us that day.”