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September 7, 2021

Critical care team teach lifesaving CPR skills to Bristol Bears Premier Rugby Squad

August 27, 2021

Announcing Air Ambulance Week 2021

Monday 6th – Sunday 12th September – Air Ambulance Week 2021 This is the week dedicated to Air Ambulances, when all 21 Air Ambulance charities get […]
August 9, 2021

GWAAC opens second shop in Yate

We’re excited to announce the opening of our second shop in Yate’s Shopping Centre. Our new shop was opened in a small celebration on Saturday 7 […]
July 15, 2021

Our Critical Care Team are experiencing 30% more call-outs in 2021

2021 has been a busy year for our Critical Care Team so far, with a 30% rise in the number of call-outs in the first six […]
June 29, 2021

Would you know how to help someone having a cardiac arrest?

Each year, 30,000 people will experience a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital – in places such as their home, at work or out in public. […]
June 22, 2021
Luke Allen's Tribute

Luke Allen’s Tribute

Losing a loved one is extremely hard to come to terms with. The grief that unfolds afterwards can be difficult to process and everyone copes with […]
June 16, 2021

Third new car will allow us to reach up to 50 more patients a year

Our third and final critical care car has arrived at GWAAC’s base, completing our fleet of response vehicles.  The cars were purchased thanks to a one-off […]
May 28, 2021

71-year old from Bristol to cycle 1,000 miles for GWAAC

Chris Herbert, 71, from Bristol is setting saddle on Sunday 30 May to complete the 1,000-mile cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats. Something that’s been […]

Patient Stories

October 28, 2020

Vicky’s Story

“It’s amazing how quickly circumstances change” – Vicky’s Story, 22nd August 2019 When organisers of the annual Mellow in the Meadow festival in South Gloucestershire decided […]
August 3, 2020

Jasmine’s journey – Patient Story

Parents Niky and Ryan’s lives were turned upside down on the morning of 31st October 2019, as any parents’ worst nightmare became a reality. Their four-year-old […]
June 18, 2020

Former patient: Sallyanne’s inspirational story

February 14, 2020

Former patient marks anniversary of day GWAAC saved his life by giving £1,000

Former patient, Robin Jaques, was involved in a high speed cycling accident in the Forest of Dean on Valentine’s Day 2019. Breaking four of his ribs […]

Share Your Story

Did you know that if you have been treated by us the only way we can hear how you are doing is if you get in touch? We love to hear from our former patients and are always happy to welcome to our base! Please get in touch if you have been treated by our Critical Care Team by emailing pr@gwaac.com