Midlands Air Ambulance

Work Begins On Midlands Air Ambulance New Airbase and Headquarters

Work Begins On Midlands Air Ambulance New Airbase and Headquarters

12-Mar-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Wednesday 3rd March was a momentous day for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, as the first spade entered the ground to mark the start in construction of our new airbase and charity headquarters on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The turf cutting event, in partnership with main contractor, Morris Property, signified the steps being taken to future-proof the... Read more

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

22-Feb-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

As part of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to continuous improvement, the service has appointed Dr Adam Low and Dr Ryan O’Leary and reappointed Dr Malcolm Russell MBE as governance leads of the pre-hospital emergency medical service. Governance leads are selected every two years, and their responsibilities include the provision of clinical and management support... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

15-Feb-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

To help futureproof the advanced pre-hospital service operated by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the organisation is developing a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters in the Shropshire area, which will benefit patients across the whole of the Midlands. The robust plans were approved by Shropshire Council late January, the charity’s Board of Trustees gave final approval... Read more

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

26-Jan-2021Source: Shropshire Star

Plans for a new multi-million pound air ambulance headquarters at Cosford have been given the green light. See Full Story.... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance to host virtual consultation for new airbase

Midlands Air Ambulance to host virtual consultation for new airbase

6-Oct-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is hosting an online public consultation on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October to share proposed plans to construct a new airbase and charity headquarters in the Cosford area. Due to latest Government announcements about COVID-19, it is not possible to physically host live consultation sessions as planned. Therefore, the local... Read more

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

10-Sep-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take part in the second of its virtual airbase open days. Sunday 13th September 2020 will see the charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire virtually open its doors for a VIP tour. Two of the charity’s popular events – its airbase open days – had both... Read more

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

7-Sep-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

This year the week centres on the theme ‘because every second counts’ highlighting the incredible care that is delivered daily by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the UK’s other 21 air ambulance operators. Throughout the week, Air Ambulances UK will highlight how Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and other regional air ambulance charities save lives every... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appeals For Virtual Supporters

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appeals For Virtual Supporters

8-Jun-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is recruiting people to become ‘virtual’ supporters to help support its lifesaving cause. The charity relies on donations from the six regional communities it serves to fund its daily lifesaving operations. However the organisation also depends on its dedicated team of volunteers and supporters to assist with fundraising activity, ranging from... Read more

COVID-19 – Air BP to supply free fuel to a number of air ambulance services in England and Wales

COVID-19 – Air BP to supply free fuel to a number of air ambulance services in England and Wales

1-Apr-2020Source: Air BP

Air BP, the aviation division of BP, will provide free jet fuel for use by the helicopters of a number of UK air ambulance services, supporting their life-saving work during the current coronavirus pandemic. The air ambulance crews are on stand-by 24/7, ready to respond to emergencies where they are needed most. All these services are... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance Makes A Flying Visit To Cheltenham Festival

Midlands Air Ambulance Makes A Flying Visit To Cheltenham Festival

12-Mar-2018Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be operational from Cheltenham Racecourse during Cheltenham Festival between 13th and 16th March. The organisation’s H135 air ambulance will be situated on the infield during the four-day event. This is the first time an air ambulance will be located at The Festival and is part of the charity’s ongoing partnership... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance wins Campaign of the Year award

Midlands Air Ambulance wins Campaign of the Year award

11-Dec-2017Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

MAAC was recently named the winner of the Campaign of the Year category at the Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence 2017. The organisation’s 25th anniversary year, Air25, was chosen by the judging panel as the winning campaign, which ran throughout 2016. The charity team demonstrated excellent levels of engagement with loyal supporters and... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance Invests in RRV

Midlands Air Ambulance Invests in RRV

14-Sep-2017Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has recently unveiled three new rapid response vehicles to support the lifesaving organisation’s operations across the region. As the charity covers the largest air ambulance operating area in England, it is imperative the expert aircrew can rely on the very best vehicles to swiftly reach, and subsequently treat those in critical... Read more

SEA supplies Helicopter Simulator technology to Air Ambulance Sector

SEA supplies Helicopter Simulator technology to Air Ambulance Sector

17-Mar-2017Source: SEA

The simulator comprises a large curved screen in the cockpit and 42-inch touch screen monitor in the rear compartment. The system enables members of the public to experience a helicopter take off as well as giving them the opportunity to learn more about the aircraft (EC135 helicopter), the aircrew   and the on board medical equipment... Read more

Night-Lit Emergency Helicopter Landing Sites Programme Reaches Phase II

Night-Lit Emergency Helicopter Landing Sites Programme Reaches Phase II

16-Jan-2017Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Following the successful operation of four temporary night-lit emergency helipads across Herefordshire and Shropshire, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has announced it is now rolling out further temporary night-lit sites in the counties, to enable a greater number of patients in urgent need of medical attention reach the hospitals best suited for their specific injuries. The... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance trial taking blood products on scene

Midlands Air Ambulance trial taking blood products on scene

11-Jan-2017Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Birmingham-based researchers are conducting a ground-breaking new study to investigate the effectiveness of giving patients blood products immediately after a major injury – before they reach hospital. Currently when patients have been injured and are bleeding, either clear fluids or blood products may be used to replace lost blood en-route to hospital – but the... Read more

New Chairman at Association of Air Ambulances

New Chairman at Association of Air Ambulances

15-Mar-2016Source: AAA

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is delighted to announce that Hanna Sebright was duly appointed as the new Chairman of the Association at their Annual General Meeting held on Monday 7 March 2016. A large gathering of representatives from across the European HEMS sector, attended the AGM which saw former Chairman Bill Sivewright hand... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance Night-Approved Landing Sites Go Live

Midlands Air Ambulance Night-Approved Landing Sites Go Live

26-Feb-2016Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is a step closer to undertaking air ambulance missions at night, as four night-approved lit helipad sites have now gone live across the region, at Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Bishops Castle and Shobdon. The charity currently operates 14 hours a day, 365 days a year, flying full air ambulance missions in daylight across... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years

29-Jan-2016Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the vitally important emergency pre-hospital service provided by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Throughout 2016, supported by corporate partner, M6Toll, the charity will be running a series of events and activities to celebrate 25 years of air ambulance operations across the Midlands and the impact the charity has made on... Read more

IT firm aids Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

IT firm aids Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

6-May-2015Source: Express & Star

Technology Management has provided software and services worth around £80,000 over three years to the charity. See Full Story... Read more

UK – Midlands Air Ambulance Launches New Volunteering Drive

UK – Midlands Air Ambulance Launches New Volunteering Drive

26-Nov-2014Source: Stroud

THE team at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has launched a new marketing campaign to encourage further volunteers to join the charity by demonstrating just how important volunteers are to supporting the great work of the vitally important emergency service. See Full Story... Read more

Top Gear star becomes Ambassador to Midlands Air Ambulance

Top Gear star becomes Ambassador to Midlands Air Ambulance

20-Dec-2013Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

TV presenter and Top Gear star Richard Hammond and his wife, columnist Mindy Hammond are the latest high profile celebrities to be appointed as ambassadors for the MAAC. The couple join stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment who are ambassadors and supporters of the charity including professional rugby players Mike Tindall MBE (England... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance orders night-capable EC135T2e

Midlands Air Ambulance orders night-capable EC135T2e

3-Nov-2013Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Leading regional charity, Midlands Air Ambulance, has made a strategic decision to purchase outright the service’s first helicopter, which will be based at the RAF Cosford airbase in Shropshire. As the UK’s largest and busiest air ambulance service, Midlands Air Ambulance currently leases three EC135 helicopters from Bond Air Services, but will be replacing the... Read more

New HQ for Midlands Air Ambulance

New HQ for Midlands Air Ambulance

11-Sep-2013Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has made a strategic decision to move its headquarters to new premises in Stourbridge. To officially unveil the charity’s new offices, the team was joined by the Mayor of Dudley, councillor Alan Finch and celebrity supporter of the service, John Challis. The move to the new offices at Hawthorn House,... Read more

Rescued pilot funds Midlands Air Ambulance education centre

Rescued pilot funds Midlands Air Ambulance education centre

7-May-2013Source: Shropshire Star

A businessman who was left clinging to life in the wreckage of a horror helicopter crash in Shropshire has shown his gratitude to the air ambulance service that saved him. (See Full Story)... Read more

Bond Air Services congratulates Midlands Air Ambulance on award win

Bond Air Services congratulates Midlands Air Ambulance on award win

13-Nov-2012Source: Bond Air Services

Bond Air Services is delighted to congratulate the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) on winning an Air Ambulance Team Award from the Ambulance Service Institute. The award, presented at a ceremony in London earlier today, recognised MAAC’s exemplary response to an incident in Lucton, Herefordshire in February this year, when all three Midlands Air Ambulance... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance awards new 7 year contract to Bond

Midlands Air Ambulance awards new 7 year contract to Bond

26-Sep-2012Source: Bond Aviation Group

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has awarded a new seven-year contract to Bond Air Services Ltd. Under the contract, valued at approximately £26 million, Bond will continue to provide air ambulance services cover across six counties in the West Midlands until 2019. Bond will support the contract for three Eurocopter EC135T2i helicopters on a... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance orders new EC135T2e for night flying

Midlands Air Ambulance orders new EC135T2e for night flying

24-Sep-2012Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Since 1991 Midlands Air Ambulance has been airlifting critically ill and injured patients to hospitals across our region. Starting with just one aircraft, the fleet has grown to three aircraft and has responded to over 38,000 missions, making it the busiest and largest Air Ambulance operator in England and Wales. In that time the operation... Read more

UK: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital helipad to be upgraded

UK: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital helipad to be upgraded

13-Jan-2012Source: Gloucestershire Echo

There are plans for the helicopter pad at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be extended so it can be fully used, hospital bosses say. Air ambulances have not touched down at the landing site in Gloucester since construction started on a new multi-storey car park in April 2010. (see full story)... Read more

Motorway operator funds life saving equipment

Motorway operator funds life saving equipment

31-Oct-2011Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

M6toll is continuing its long term support of Midlands Air Ambulance charity by donating the funds necessary to purchase desperately needed flight suits for the air crew. Midland Expressway Limited has generously covered the £10,000 expense as part of their promise to support the charity for a further three years. The business has faithfully supported... Read more

Grant to Midlands Air Ambulance for specific projects in 2011

Grant to Midlands Air Ambulance for specific projects in 2011

17-Aug-2011Source: Daisychain Benevolent Fund

Some of the staff and volunteers from the Worcester and Malvern shops went to the Midlands Air Ambulance valuation day to present a cheque for over £97,000. Henry Sandon was present at the event and even valued some of the more unusual donations that had been kindly donated. We also got to see a real... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 20th birthday

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 20th birthday

24-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Last Saturday Midlands Air Ambulance held its 20th anniversary ball at the Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium, with one of their Eurocopter EC135s on hand to anchor the event. About 250 guests, including people who have been airlifted, attended.  The service, which operates three EC135s from bases at Cosford, Strensham and Tatenhill, needs to raise £6m... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance seeks past patients for 20th anniversary plans

Midlands Air Ambulance seeks past patients for 20th anniversary plans

2-May-2011Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Were you or someone you know airlifted by the Air Ambulance back in the 1990’s or early 2000’s? If so, we would like to share your story Midlands Air Ambulance wants to trace people we have rescued in the past to help mark our 20th anniversary this year. The Charity was originally founded as Air... Read more

Dedicated fundraiser reaches £1 Million landmark for Midlands Air Ambulance

Dedicated fundraiser reaches £1 Million landmark for Midlands Air Ambulance

29-Mar-2011Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance has awarded dedicated fundraiser Pat Stokes a very special life-time achievement award. Charity Director Hanna Sebright personally delivered the award last week to say thank you to Pat for dedicating almost two decades of her life to raising more than £1 million for the Charity. Mrs Stokes, of Bridgeford Avenue in Branston,... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance prepares for 20th anniversary

Midlands Air Ambulance prepares for 20th anniversary

10-Oct-2010Source: Birmingham Mail

The popular regional charity, which flew its first mission in 1991, will mark two decades of carrying out mercy flights throughout the region next May. They currently operate three EC135s from bases at Cosford, Strensham and Tatenhill... Read more

Cash woe for Midlands Air Ambulance – donations 10% down

Cash woe for Midlands Air Ambulance – donations 10% down

23-Sep-2010

The charity was forced to use some of its reserves last year after the amount of cash it raised fell short of its £6 million annual fundraising target.... Read more

UK's Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 18 years of service

UK's Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 18 years of service

22-May-2009Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance comes of age as the Charity celebrates this very special day in our history by returning to the splendour of Hagley Hall... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance officially replaces County Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance officially replaces County Air Ambulance

2-Mar-2009Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE has officially replaced County Air Ambulance on 2nd March, when volunteers and supporters gathered to formally unveil the new name at each of the three helicopter bases in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.... Read more

County Air Ambulance ready to change name

County Air Ambulance ready to change name

9-Feb-2009Source: County Air Ambulance

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