North West Air Ambulance gets new helicopter
7:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
CRITICALLY ill and injured patients in Bolton will receive quicker hospital care now a third helicopter has been added to the North West Air Ambulance fleet.
The North West Air Ambulance Charity says it will improve the life-saving service being provided to patients across the region.
It will allow the charity to undertake more critical and intensive work at the scene of emergencies, allowing support of transfers between Intensive Care Units and providing a greater coverage to patients across entire region.
Based at Barton airfield, the new aircraft has undertaken a trial of the enhanced service and will initially be coloured red until the scheme is complete.
Should the trial be successful, the helicopter will join its yellow fleet.
Lynda Brislin, chief executive of the North West Air Ambulance charity, said: “Our new helicopter will enable us to ensure a more consistent and efficient delivery of the best clinical team to our patients and will give the gift of time to more of those in need.
By having an additional paramedic crew, we can provide an even better service to those in need in the North West.
“However, as a charity, developments of this nature come at a significant cost and would not be possible without the support and generosity of the North West public who are fundamental us remaining operational.”
Since it launched in 1999, the charity has flown more than 11,000 missions.
It moved its aircraft to bases at two of the region’s dedicated trauma hospitals in August, allowing qualified doctors to travel onboard to incidents which require specialist clinical care on scene.
For more information on how to support the charity or to make a donation, visit nwaa.net.
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