Our Missions – Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Our missions

In 2018, we attended to 1,887 missions, making it our busiest year to date. Our Critical Care Crew attend to the most critically ill or injured within our region when they need it the most, either by helicopter or in one of our rapid response critical care cars. Our crew consists of Critical Care Doctors, Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care and, if flying, a highly trained and experienced Pilot. 

We operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide life-saving support to those who need it the most. 2018 was our busiest year to date, attending an average of over 5 missions a day. Despite the ever-increasing need for our service, we receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery, relying on fundraising and generous donations to raise over £3 million a year to stay operational.

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