Our life-saving work with children - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Our life-saving work with children

As the primary provider of air ambulance and critical care services across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity carry out our life-saving work for all ages.

In 2018, 8% of our call-outs were for children under 18, ranging from premature newborns to teenagers. This means we treated approximately 150 children within our region.

From roadside blood transfusions to amputations, treating cardiac arrests or administering general anaesthetics, all of our emergency procedures can be carried out on adults and children alike – we carry a range of specialist equipment that means we can treat patients of any age and any size.

When three-year old Dylan suffered a seizure at home, his mother Tanya thought she had lost him. Watch their story here:

Read some more stories of children we’ve treated below.