28-Jul-2021 Source: Devon Air Ambulance
The charity assists 577 patients in the first six months of the year with Critical Care Cars deployed to around a quarter of missions.
Between the 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, Devon Air Ambulance experienced an incredibly busy period with crews deployed to 930 incidents, serving 577 patients.
Of these missions, 45.4% were medical incidents and 54.4% were trauma incidents with 0.2% of inter-hospital transfers.
2021 was a busy year for the charity’s Critical Care Cars as well as its two aircraft as they were deployed to 228 missions (24.5%) with 702missions deployed to (75.5%) by helicopter.
For a picture of how busy this first half of 2021 has been relative to 2021, crews were deployed to 1507 incidents in 2020 and treated 870 patients.
The charity continues to assist the critically ill and injured during its busiest summer yet, with crews combatting brutal heat in the aircraft as well as an increasing demand on the lifesaving service.
As a charity that is 100% independent of Government funding, it continues to welcome support from local communities to keep the service running.