Our lifesaving work with children - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Our lifesaving work with children

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

In 2021, approximately 14% of our call-outs were to children and teenagers. Ranging from premature newborns to 19 year olds, we were called to more than 275 people in this age range 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.


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