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Wales Air Ambulance flies 19,000th mission

Wales Air Ambulance flies 19,000th mission

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 05-Mar-14

Wales Air Ambulance has carried out its 19,000th mission since the service was launched in 2001. The landmark mission comes as the charity celebrates its 13th birthday this month. The specialist aircrew went to their very first mission on St David’s Day 2001, airlifting a young rugby player from Glyn Neath. Swansea-based crew were called to an [...]

Wales Air Ambulance installs BabyPod portable incubators in its EC135s

Wales Air Ambulance installs BabyPod portable incubators in its EC135s

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 06-Nov-13

Lifesaving charity Wales Air Ambulance has installed portable incubators in its three aircraft, helping seriously ill infants receive the critical care they need by air. The ‘Babypod’ is the first of its kind in Wales and can be installed on each helicopter within minutes, saving precious time in a paediatric emergency. Wales Air Ambulance airlifts [...]

Wales Air Ambulance makes historic first night flight

Wales Air Ambulance makes historic first night flight

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 07-Apr-13

Wales Air Ambulance completed a historic mission this week with the charity’s first ever night mission. The lifesaving charity made its maiden flight during darkness hours on Monday, March 25, saving the life of a 59-year-old man who had suffered a heart attack. The mission follows weeks of extensive night flight training for pilots and [...]

Unity4 brings fundraising capability to Wales Air Ambulance

Unity4 brings fundraising capability to Wales Air Ambulance

Source: Unity4, 05-Apr-13

Not for profit organisations count on donations to further their cause and extend much needed help to the communities they serve. As a non-government funded charity, Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) needs the necessary financial support and selected Unity4, the global home agent contact centre outsourcer and technology provider, to carry out this key function noting [...]

Wales Air Ambulance celebrates 12th birthday with night trials

Wales Air Ambulance celebrates 12th birthday with night trials

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 27-Feb-13

Wales Air Ambulance is celebrating its 12th birthday this week with the launch of a series of trials that could see the lifesaving helicopters flying at night. The trials form part of a string of clinical and hi-tech advances at the charity, including new equipment for paediatric missions and specialist paramedic training. WAA chief executive [...]

Wales Air Ambulance mourns founding Chairman

Wales Air Ambulance mourns founding Chairman

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 17-Feb-13

The founder and Chairman of Wales Air Ambulance, Robert Palmer has died after a short illness, aged 64. Mr Palmer was a leading businessman in Swansea who founded Wales’ first ever air ambulance, in 2001. The news comes as the Charity, now operating three aircraft nationwide, marks its twelfth birthday on St David’s Day. A [...]

South Wales Helimed reaches 8,000th Mission

South Wales Helimed reaches 8,000th Mission

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 04-Dec-12

Wales Air Ambulance’s Swansea based air ambulance attended its 8,000th mission on the 28th November  2012. The service has now been in operation for 11 years from Fairwood Airport, Swansea, starting as a 5 day service which was launched on St David’s Day 2001. Wales Air Ambulance has since expanded to having three helicopters across Wales which [...]

Wales Air Ambulance adds third EC135

Wales Air Ambulance adds third EC135

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 04-Nov-12

Lifesaving charity Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) has successfully launched a ‘new generation’ helicopter at its Mid Wales base, completing its fleet of three advanced air ambulances for Wales. The new aircraft, which will operate from Welshpool Airport from 2nd November, supersedes the charity’s 20 year-old model to become one of the most cutting-edge operations in [...]

Wales Air Ambulance’s Swansea Crew win award

Wales Air Ambulance’s Swansea Crew win award

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 21-Aug-12

This year a Wales Air Ambulance crew received the prestigious Gail Williams’ Award for their efforts in the Glyn-Neath mine rescue. The winners, put forward by Wales Air Ambulance Operations Manager Jason Williams for their clinical excellence in attending the mine collapse, were the Swansea based crew of HEMS paramedics Chris Connor and Jason Hughes [...]

Valero donates £100K to Wales Air Ambulance

Valero donates £100K to Wales Air Ambulance

Source: Western Telegraph, 30-Nov-11

The Wales Air Ambulance has received a massive lift with the news Valero’s Pembroke Refinery has donated £100,000 to the lifesaving charity, after it was  elected “charity of the year” by employees (see full story)

Wales Air Ambulance extends Welshpool base to 365 days/year

Wales Air Ambulance extends Welshpool base to 365 days/year

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 19-Jul-11

Helicopter charity Wales Air Ambulance is expanding its Welshpool-based operation from a five-day service to seven days a week, from 19thJuly. The lifesaving service, currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, is increasing its air cover for Mid Wales to 365 days a year following an ongoing fundraising drive by the charity. Wales Air Ambulance will announce [...]

Wales Air Ambulance crew nominated for award

Wales Air Ambulance crew nominated for award

Source: Wales Online, 02-Jun-11

The crew of the Wales Air Ambulance who plucked a badly-inured climber to safety has been nominated for a UK award. Paramedic Aneurin Heath, one of the crew onboard the Swansea-based helicopter, braved pounding waves and an incoming tide to rescue the patient.

Wales Air Ambulance and Bond Air Services celebrate 10 years of partnership

Wales Air Ambulance and Bond Air Services celebrate 10 years of partnership

Source: Bond Air Services, 02-Mar-11

Bond Air Services and the Wales Air Ambulance today celebrated 10 years of working together at the Charity’s birthday celebrations at Magram Park near Neath. The Wales Air Ambulance flew its first mission on the 1st March 2001 following the introduction of the charities first Bo105DBS twin engine helicopter. However, since that date the services [...]

Wales Air Ambulance turns ten

Wales Air Ambulance turns ten

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 10-Feb-11

The lifesaving charity Wales Air Ambulance is celebrating its tenth birthday on 1st March. Having carried out 14,000 missions to date, the service has proved to be a vital operation, providing emergency air cover across the country and helping to save thousands of lives. In celebration of this incredible landmark, Wales Air Ambulance is holding [...]

EC135 air ambulance blocked from landing by snowballs

EC135 air ambulance blocked from landing by snowballs

Source: BBC, 20-Dec-10

A group of youths stopped an airborne ambulance crew from landing at an emergency call in Swansea by pelting the helicopter with snowballs.

UK: Welsh Air Ambulance crew win national award

UK: Welsh Air Ambulance crew win national award

Source: EMS World, 16-Nov-10

The Wales Air Ambulance aircrew were presented with their gongs at the Ambulance Services Institute Awards which were held in the House of Lords in London.

Wales Air Ambulance Launches New Aircraft for North Wales

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 03-Sep-09

WALES AIR AMBULANCE is unveiling its ‘new generation’ helicopter for North Wales at a special launch in Caernarfon town square, on Tuesday 8 September at 2pm. The EC-135 purpose-built air ambulance will make a spectacular landing outside Caernarfon Castle to mark a new chapter in the history of the charity.

Wales Air Ambulance celebrates early success of first charity shop

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 14-May-09

Wales Air Ambulance to unveil new Eurocopter EC135 today

Source: BBC, 01-Apr-09

Wales Air Ambulance clocks up 10,000 missions

Source: This is South Wales, 09-Mar-09

Wales Air Ambulance flies its 10,000th mission

Source: County Times, 12-Feb-09