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May 20, 2021

Support our COVID-19 Recovery Fund

“This last year has been tough on everyone, but it has been especially testing for the crew, who have worked tirelessly to save lives in your […]
May 7, 2021
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GWAAC’s Journey: How we grew to become one of the busiest Critical Care Teams in the region

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity was founded in 2007. In our first year we ran the service using two cars from a room at the Central […]
May 7, 2021

Protecting our Crew’s Welfare

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s (GWAAC) Critical Care Team are called to the most serious and life-threatening emergencies across the region. What they see and deal […]
May 6, 2021

How our crew prepare for real-life situations

Our crew train every day to ensure that their skills and confidence are the best they can be. They never know what they will be called […]
May 5, 2021

Meet GWAAC’s New Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care Callum

Introducing our newest member of the team Callum! We are excited to introduce our new Trainee Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care, Callum. Callum has recently moved […]
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 […]

Patient Stories

February 5, 2020
From crash to recovery - Martin’s story

From crash to recovery – Martin’s story

Hi, I’m Becky and I’m one of the PR and Digital Communications Coordinators at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. I have been working at GWAAC for […]
January 27, 2020
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Saving Oliver Berry’s life

The importance of giving blood and the impact it can have on saving someone’s life is clear in Oliver Berry’s story. Great Western Air Ambulance Charity […]
December 6, 2019

Lea’s Story

Lea had been a Lift Engineer for 28 years, and so when he was called to a maintenance job in a Bristol City Centre office in […]
December 4, 2019

Join Robin on our #ChristmasMission

On Valentine’s Day this year, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity was called out to Robin after he had a high speed cycling incident that left him […]

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