National charity and PCGB partner Air Ambulances UK will be launching its annual ‘Air Ambulance Week 2022’ from the 5th – 11th September, with air ambulances across the country delivering the vital message that air ambulances act in Critical Moments to make a Lifesaving Difference. To raise awareness of the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities across the UK, conveying key messages that air ambulance crews act in Critical Moments to make a Lifesaving Difference.
Air Ambulance Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the vital lifesaving work of air ambulance charities and is organised by Air Ambulances UK, the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day.
Air ambulance crews bring the Emergency Department to patients who have suffered a life threatening or life changing trauma or medical emergency; providing advanced critical care to save lives.
On average an air ambulance can reach someone in urgent need within 15 minutes. Anyone, anywhere in the UK can become a patient at any time. Air ambulance charities are collectively dispatched to over 100 lifesaving missions each day across the UK; each mission is funded almost entirely by the generosity of local communities.
Collectively, UK air ambulances carry out over 100 missions a day, The average mission cost is £3,000, however the cost varies depending on geography, patient need, clinical and operational models of the local air ambulance charity
To show your support for Air Ambulance Week, you can make a one-off donation to Air Ambulances UK by visiting here. Alternatively, you can get in direct contact with your local air ambulance charity.
Your support, however large or small, will make a critical difference.