18-Apr-2013 Source: Lucy Air Ambulance for Children
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children has joined the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), the representative body for Air Ambulance Services in the UK, as an Associate Member. The charity funds life-saving medical air transfers for critically ill children from local hospitals to the relevant centres of excellence with the co-operation and assistance of regional air ambulances.
Will Tyler, Chief Trustee of Lucy Air Ambulance for Children commented: “We are proud to now be affiliated with the AAA and our charity will now have greater scope to save more young lives throughout the UK, with the support of its members.”
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children is a charity dedicated to funding the transfer by air ambulance of critically ill infants and children, ensuring they are moved to specialist services as safely and comfortably as possible. The Charity works closely alongside the NHS to deliver the highest standards of service to give the best survival chances.
Clive Dickin, National Director of the Association of Air Ambulances commented: “We are pleased that Lucy Air Ambulance has joined the Association. Their membership shows their commitment to delivering a professional charity that will work with the established air ambulances, charities, NHS trusts and foundations.”
This service is provided at no cost to those children requiring hospital transfers by air, and will be mobilised at the request of the senior medical staff co-ordinating their care. AirMed and other specialist aviation companies have already been working closely with Lucy during the entire set up phase and will continue to be involved with future transfers requiring a fixed wing aircraft. Having direct access to both rotary and fixed wing aircraft will enable Lucy to undertake all transfers on the most appropriate platform, depending on the care needs of the patient.