Every second of every day, London’s Air Ambulance Charity delivers rapid response and cutting-edge medical care to save lives in the city.
LONDON'S AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY
“30 Years Saving Lives”
Every second of every day, London’s Air Ambulance Charity delivers rapid response and cutting-edge medical care to save lives in the city. Critical injury from road traffic accidents, falls from height, assaults and other accidents are the biggest killers of people aged under 40. We bring the hospital emergency department to the scene, delivering life-saving treatment to the 10 million people who live and work in London.
London’s Air Ambulance Charity celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019, with its campaign “30 Years Saving Lives”. The campaign aims to highlight the charity’s vital work in delivering life-saving treatment across London and raise support for the development of new facilities.
Dr Gareth Davies, Medical Director of London’s Air Ambulance Charity says, “For 30 years London's Air Ambulance Charity has been looking after the people of London. In that time we have treated nearly 40,000 critically injured patients and have become a world leading service that is a vital part of London’s emergency response. It is humbling to have the support of HRH The Duke of Cambridge this year, to help us champion those working on the frontline and highlight the importance of our work. We can all be very proud of what we have achieved in our first 30 years and can now look to the future for the next clinical developments that will help us create the next generation of survivors.”
London's Air Ambulance Charity was established because of a group of committed, determined and pioneering individuals who saw a way to save more lives, despite the medical establishment view at the time that patients with critical injuries could only be treated effectively in hospital.
Today, treating patients before they get to hospital has been transformed into an established medical discipline and our service is a world leader of rapid response car. We have provided support to the capital in its times of greatest need, such as during 7/7, and at the Westminster and London Bridge terror attacks. Our advanced medical trauma team treats on average five people a day in life threatening situations. Our advanced trauma team attend only the most severely injured people, who may not survive the journey to hospital without urgent treatment. They carry out critical care procedures at the scene of the incident, that are normally only found in a hospital emergency department.