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UK – helipad opens at Aintree University Hospital

UK – helipad opens at Aintree University Hospital

A new £1m helicopter landing pad at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool received its first visitors as part of an inaugural test flight by the North West Air Ambulance. Medics say the helipad – which is operational from Monday 3rd July – will save vital minutes when transferring trauma patients from air ambulance into the… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Jul-17

UK Air ambulance charities receive share of £5M banking sector fines

UK Air ambulance charities receive share of £5M banking sector fines

Air ambulance charities across the country are to receive grants of £250,000 each from a banking fine fund.  See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 27-Feb-15

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North West Air Ambulance flies 18,000th mission

North West Air Ambulance flies 18,000th mission

Since 1999 over 18,000 emergency missions have been flown – see full story

Source: Bolton News, 21-May-14

Bond Air Services begins new air ambulance service in Merseyside

Bond Air Services begins new air ambulance service in Merseyside

Gloucestershire-based Bond Air Services (Bond) is delighted to announce the start of a new air ambulance operation for North West Air Ambulance in the Merseyside area. The new service will be provided by a Eurocopter EC135T2 aircraft, which has been modified for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operations [Editor note – not specifically modified for… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 21-Oct-13

Chief executive of North West Air Ambulance Service leaves job

Chief executive of North West Air Ambulance Service leaves job

THE chief executive of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has left his post in unexplained circumstances. (See Full Story)

Source: Lancashire Telegraph, 06-Jun-13

Bond extends contract with North West Air Ambulance by 7 years

Bond extends contract with North West Air Ambulance by 7 years

Bond Air Services (Bond), the largest operator of air ambulance aviation units in the UK, has been awarded a new seven-year contract by North West Air Ambulance (NWAA). The contract, worth just over £10 million, is to provide air ambulance support across five counties in North West England. Under the new contract, Bond will continue… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 05-Apr-13

North West Air Ambulance to base both EC135s at hospitals, not airfields

North West Air Ambulance to base both EC135s at hospitals, not airfields

The North West Air Ambulance is excited to announce significant changes, which will enhance the service being provided to patients across the region. Over the next few weeks, our charity will move our aircraft to bases at two of the region’s dedicated trauma hospitals, allowing qualified doctors to travel onboard to incidents which require specialist… Read more »

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 17-Aug-12

British air ambulance damaged by vandals

British air ambulance damaged by vandals

Helicopter developed a fault, with crews being forced to leave it there overnight.  A security guard saw a number of youths running from the craft on Sunday and noticed a side window had been smashed (see full story)

Source: BBC, 23-Feb-12

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North West Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

North West Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

The North West Air Ambulance Charity is proud to announce the appointment of Darryl Cooke as their new Chairman of the board. Darryl has been involved with the North West Air Ambulance Charity for over 3 years and is a strong advocate of all its functions. As chairman of the board he will be responsible… Read more »

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 09-Sep-11

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UK shootings: Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

UK shootings: Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

Great North Air Ambulance, which sent two AS365s, confirmed that police at Whitehaven requested them to wait on the ground.  When aircraft were permitted to fly to three of the shooting scenes, the injured victims had already been driven to hospital by, it is believed, members of the public.

Source: Guardian, 04-Jun-10

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North West Air Ambulance opens another charity shop

North West Air Ambulance opens another charity shop

The shop was opened by ITV Granada’s Paul Crone who said “It is a privilege to open this shop as it allows the charity to increase not only its takings through sales but the number of donated items they can accept.” “The money made by the charity shop helps saves people’s lives on a daily… Read more »

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 05-Mar-10

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North West Air Ambulance Board director honoured

North West Air Ambulance Board director honoured

KNOWSLEY Council awarded one of its highest honours to North West Air Ambulance board director Jim Keight OBE.

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: North West Air Ambulance’s pair of EC135s

The EC135 nearest the camera is added this week to the fleet and based at Manchester’s City Airport, also known as Barton Aerodrome.

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 09-Sep-09

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North West Air Ambulance adds second Eurocopter EC135

North West Air Ambulance’s bright yellow Euro Copter 135, permenantly stationed at Barton Aerodrome, has been fitted out with medical kit and it’s three man crew took to the skies over Manchester for the first time last Thursday.

Source: Messenger, 04-Sep-09

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North West Air Ambulance to hold 10th birthday party next month

Source: This is Lancashire, 17-Apr-09

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North West Air Ambulance to employ paramedics from April

Source: Westmorland Gazette, 01-Mar-09

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