Helitech supports National Air Ambulance Week

Helitech supports National Air Ambulance Week

23-Sep-2013 Source: Helitech

Helitech International 2013 is proud to announce that it will be supporting both the East Anglian Air Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance as part of National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) which runs from 23 – 29 September. Both charities will be participating at the exhibition which is being staged for the first time at ExCeL, London between 24- 26 September, in association with the European Helicopter Association.

NAAW marks a time when member Air Ambulance Charities come together across the UK to give a national voice and to raise awareness of the lifesaving service provided by local air ambulance services. The first nationally-coordinated NAAW in 2012 proved an excellent focal point for charities to boost their fundraising.

The organisers of Helitech International 2013, Reed Exhibitions, plan to participate and contribute to NAAW by fundraising on behalf of both charities by placing collection buckets at visitor registration points and at key locations around the exhibition at ExCeL.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is a 365-day helicopter emergency medical service that brings the emergency room to patients at incident scenes with its highly-skilled critical care paramedics and specialist doctors who can arrive anywhere within East Anglia within 25 minutes. The charity flies two EC135 aircraft from bases in Norwich and Cambridge airports and is the first and currently only air ambulance to be approved to fly night HEMS missions.

As well as having a stand at the exhibition, the East Anglian Air Ambulance will also take part in the Helitech International Conference on 25 September when the theme will be ‘Night-time Helicopter Emergency Operations.’

London’s Air Ambulance delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, providing pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury, serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.

Based at the Royal London Hospital and founded in 1989, the service is unique in that it operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night.

The Team, which at all times includes a Senior Trauma Doctor and a specially trained Paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.

London’s Air Ambulance has an international reputation for clinical excellence and delivers pioneering procedures which have been adopted across the world.

Helitech International Event Director, John Hyde, said: “We are proud to support both of these charities who provide vital life-saving air ambulance services to their local communities. The skill and dedication of all the medical teams in providing such high quality care is second to none and by supporting NAAW, Helitech International will provide a timely platform to help support these vital air ambulance services.”

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