8-Jan-2015 Source: TVACAA
Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) will be coming to your living room this month, in a newly commissioned primetime television series. Sky 1’s Air Ambulance ER is a six-part documentary featuring the day-to-day work of TVACAA , where 365 days a year the highly skilled crew bring hospital-standard emergency care and equipment to the roadside, critically intervening in sometimes life-threatening situations.
Production company Tern TV spent four months during the summer of 2014 filming with the crew as they embarked on hundreds of missions across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Air Ambulance ER will capture how the The helicopterTVACAA team brings the ER to the roadside in a matter of minutes, using innovative medical technology.
Dr. Syed Masud, Clinical Lead for TVACAA says, “TVACAA is thrilled to be part of Air Ambulance ER. We hope this shows how 365 days a year we’re committed to being there to save lives. There is a high level of medical expertise and equipment on the helicopter which means we really are able to bring the hospital to the roadside in the quickest time possible. We give patients the best possible medical care when they need it the most.
“Ultimately, TVACAA relies on the generosity of its donors to provide our service – we hope this resonates with our community of supporters so they can see first-hand the impact their contribution makes to patient lives.”
Tern TV producer Louise Say adds, “The programme combines glossy cinematography with fantastic characters and cutting-edge medicine. The film crew were there every step of the way, from the moment the red phone rings, to the treatment of patients at the scene and their transfer to hospital.
“Back at base they filmed the lighter moments of this close knit team – anything from making a cuppa to cleaning. It’s all part of a day in the life of the crew.”
The series will be screened every Tuesday from 6 January at 9pm on Sky 1 and repeated over the course of the following week. TVACAA features in episode two and throughout the rest of the six-part series. The work of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Great North Air Ambulance also features.