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SCAA paramedics interviewed on how COVID restricts their work

SCAA paramedics interviewed on how COVID restricts their work

8-Apr-2021Source: The Press and Journal

Helimed 79 and its crew took up operations from Aberdeen airport on April 3, 2020 – less than a fortnight after the UK-wide coronavirus lockdown was introduced. It left Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance’s (Scaa) new team isolated in their hangar as only essential personnel were allowed entry. See Full Story.... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

23-Mar-2021Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped fund over 300 time-critical missions for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. SCAA has been supported by a total of £750,000 thanks to players in recent years. And, with an average mission costing £2,500, players of the popular lottery have helped save and improve hundreds of lives throughout Scotland. People’s Postcode... Read more

Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

7-Sep-2020Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

On average, a charity-funded air ambulance takes to the skies somewhere in the UK every 10 minutes – flying potentially life-saving care to the scene of serious illness or injury. This week the spotlight shines on the UK’s 39 helicopter air ambulances, operated by 21 separate charities, as they mark the nationwide Air Ambulance Week... Read more

Second charity helicopter air ambulance launched in Scotland

Second charity helicopter air ambulance launched in Scotland

8-Apr-2020Source: Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

A new air ambulance takes to the skies as Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) launches its second life-saving emergency response helicopter. The only charity of its type in Scotland has operated a single aircraft nationwide Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) since 2013 from its base at Perth Airport, saving and impacting on thousands of lives.... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

17-Sep-2019Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has agreed a contract with Babcock to launch a new air ambulance service from Aberdeen International Airport. The four-year contract will see aerial emergency services specialist Babcock operate and maintain the air ambulance helicopter – Helimed 79 – from a new base at the airport from early 2020. Babcock Onshore... Read more

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance launches mascot

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance launches mascot

7-Sep-2017Source: Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has welcomed a new member to the team – an eight-foot paramedic mascot. Set to become a firm favourite throughout Scotland – especially with younger supporters – the as-yet-unnamed mascot was unveiled this week at SCAA’s Perth Airport base. The mascot wears similar kit to SCAA’s pool of six paramedics... Read more

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance reports on 1,000th mission

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance reports on 1,000th mission

30-Mar-2016Source: SCAA

A leisurely Easter weekend walk on the slopes of Schiehallion in Highland Perthshire turned into a full scale emergency, prompting the landmark 1,000th rapid response from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). The country’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance was scrambled from its base at Perth Airport when emergency services received a call to say a... Read more

Bright colours revealed for EC135 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

Bright colours revealed for EC135 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

27-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com was the first media outlet to confirm that Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance were going to update from their Bo105 to the larger EC135 helicopter, in our article on 22nd September, the day after the EC135 was registered by the Civil Aviation Authority as G-SCAA.  What we can now reveal is the colour scheme of... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance appoints new Chief Executive

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance appoints new Chief Executive

25-Sep-2015Source: TFN

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has appointed David Craig as its new chief executive. See Full Story... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

22-Sep-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Scotland is the only part of the UK to have Government-funded EMS helicopters, and two H145s are now flying as G-SASN and G-SASS in this role.  Additionally, a charity-funded air ambulance was launched in November 2012 by the predictably worded Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, and started operating in May 2013 with an aging Bo105.  Ironically... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance flies 500th mission

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance flies 500th mission

12-Mar-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Just 22 months from their first flight in May 2013, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance has recorded its 500th mission, according to a telephone interview HeliHub.com held with PR Manager Maureen Young.  Their Bo105 helicopter was scrambled to Cray, near Glenshee, on Saturday 7th March to an elderly male with chronic chest pain.  He was flown... Read more

UK Air ambulance charities receive share of £5M banking sector fines

UK Air ambulance charities receive share of £5M banking sector fines

27-Feb-2015Source: BBC News

Air ambulance charities across the country are to receive grants of £250,000 each from a banking fine fund.  See Full Story... Read more

Scottish Charity Air Ambulance adapts hours to match demand

Scottish Charity Air Ambulance adapts hours to match demand

16-Jul-2013Source: BBC

The operating hours of Scotland’s first charity air ambulance have been changed to cope with demand at certain times of the day.  see full story... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance goes operational

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance goes operational

23-May-2013Source: BBC News

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is based at Perth Airport and will supplement the work of the Scottish Ambulance Service. (See Full Story)... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance shows off Bo105 colour scheme

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance shows off Bo105 colour scheme

22-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance is making good progress and last week had their Eurocopter Bo105 at Perth’s Scone Airport to show off its colour scheme. It’s visit was only for a few days as it still needs some further equipment fitted before going live, but it did provide the charity the opportunity to announce that... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance closer to target with £100,000 donation

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance closer to target with £100,000 donation

16-Jan-2013Source: The Courier

Over the next five years, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) will receive an annual donation of £20,000 – helping it move closer to its ambitious £1.5 million target (see full story)... Read more

UK – New Air Ambulance charity launched in Scotland

UK – New Air Ambulance charity launched in Scotland

27-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Scotland has previously been covered from the air by two Eurocopter EC135s, operated by Bond Air Services on contract to Gama Aviation who hold a contract with Scottish Ambulance Service.  This is the only EMS operation in the UK funded by central government, and it is planned to upgrade from EC135 to EC145T2 in due... Read more

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