The Air Ambulance Service

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The Children's Air Ambulance needs a second helicopter to respond to the increasing demand for the service, and work more efficiently across the country. The Children's Air Ambulance transfers critically ill babies and children from their local hospitals to specialist paediatric units.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1098874)

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  • "The Children's Air Ambulance have quickly become a valued partner & a key part of the care we offer our most critically ill patients.

    — Dr Steve Hancock, Lead Consultant, Embrace Transport Service

  • To have a second helicopter would be a great step forward in ensuring we offer the very best transfer service.

    — Dr Shelley Riphagen, Lead Consultant, Evelina London Children's Hospital

  • "The Children's Air Ambulance have quickly become a valued partner & a key part of the care we offer our most critically ill patients.

    — Dr Steve Hancock, Lead Consultant, Embrace Transport Service

  • To have a second helicopter would be a great step forward in ensuring we offer the very best transfer service.

    — Dr Shelley Riphagen, Lead Consultant, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Situation

Specialist paediatric care is not available in every hospital in England: 95% of care for critically ill babies & children is delivered by expert teams. Every year, around 5,800 babies and children who require emergency care must undergo long road journeys to reach the specialist treatment they need. However, sometimes a child's condition is so serious they cannot be moved safely by land to receive treatment. And in some cases these children cannot be moved at all as they are simply too ill.

Solution

The Children's Air Ambulance is able to transfer these critically ill patients quickly and efficiently by air to the specialist paediatric unit that they need to go to recieve expert care. In cases where the child is too sick to be moved, we can transfer the clinical experts directly to the child, meaning that they can be there as quickly as possible. This also saves time for the consultants, who do not have to be transferred by a land ambulance.