News Archives - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
April 21, 2021

Busiest week on record for our crew

We saw a record number of call-outs last week (12 –18 April) with the crew responding to 52 incidents across the week. Our Critical Care Team […]
April 19, 2021

GWAAC celebrates five years of lifesaving blood transfusions

Five years on from when GWAAC’s crew first started carrying blood products, Medical Director Dr Ed Valentine, describes how being able to give emergency blood transfusions […]
March 31, 2021

Keeping our crew safe in the air – the importance of helmets in aviation

GWAAC’s Critical Care Team must wear a very specialist uniform to keep them safe whilst responding to people in need. Our patients need help fast. Often […]
March 26, 2021

New Trainee Specialist Paramedic talks about joining GWAAC during the pandemic

Our crew treated their first COVID-19 patient in February 2020. Whilst lockdown didn’t begin until the end of March, they were already battling the virus on […]
March 1, 2021

Meet GWAAC’s New Pilot

Meet GWAAC’s New Pilot Alan We’re delighted to welcome experienced pilot, Alan, onto our team! All of our pilots are specialist HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) […]
February 24, 2021
Pytch Air

PYTCH Air – the plane making its journey along the motorway will be raising funds for GWAAC

It’s not every day that you see a jet plane travelling down the motorway and into central Bristol – and this one, in particular, is a […]
February 19, 2021

Seven-year-old Hattie raises over £10,000 for GWAAC

Bringing us some lockdown inspiration this month is seven-year-old Hattie from Berkeley, Gloucestershire. In between homeschooling, Hattie has taken on her own huge challenge, all in […]
February 16, 2021

Welcome back Cosmo and Andrew

Cosmo and Andrew return to GWAAC! We are pleased to have recently appointed two new Critical Care Doctors who you may remember from a few years […]
January 25, 2021

GWAAC had high volume of call-outs in 2020 despite lockdowns

Our Critical Care Team were called to around five patients a day on average across 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing national lockdowns and restrictions throughout […]