Roadside and in-the-field blood administration is possible across the North West for the first time as paramedics and consultants aboard the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) introduce blood on board to its helicopters, in collaboration with Blood Bikes Manchester, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion Service (SRFT)…. Read more »
North West Air Ambulance Charity, 27-Feb-19
A new £1m helicopter landing pad at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool received its first visitors as part of an inaugural test flight by the North West Air Ambulance. Medics say the helipad – which is operational from Monday 3rd July – will save vital minutes when transferring trauma patients from air ambulance into the… Read more »
Gloucestershire-based Bond Air Services (Bond) is delighted to announce the start of a new air ambulance operation for North West Air Ambulance in the Merseyside area. The new service will be provided by a Eurocopter EC135T2 aircraft, which has been modified for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operations [Editor note – not specifically modified for… Read more »
Bond Air Services (Bond), the largest operator of air ambulance aviation units in the UK, has been awarded a new seven-year contract by North West Air Ambulance (NWAA). The contract, worth just over £10 million, is to provide air ambulance support across five counties in North West England. Under the new contract, Bond will continue… Read more »
The North West Air Ambulance is excited to announce significant changes, which will enhance the service being provided to patients across the region. Over the next few weeks, our charity will move our aircraft to bases at two of the regionâ€™s dedicated trauma hospitals, allowing qualified doctors to travel onboard to incidents which require specialist… Read more »
Helicopter developed a fault, with crews being forced to leave it there overnight.Â A security guard saw a number of youths running from the craft on Sunday and noticed a side window had been smashed (see full story)
The North West Air Ambulance Charity is proud to announce the appointment of Darryl Cooke as their new Chairman of the board. Darryl has been involved with the North West Air Ambulance Charity for over 3 years and is a strong advocate of all its functions. As chairman of the board he will be responsible… Read more »
Great North Air Ambulance, which sent two AS365s, confirmed that police at Whitehaven requested them to wait on the ground.Â When aircraft were permitted to fly to three of the shooting scenes, the injured victims had already been driven to hospital by, it is believed, members of the public.
The shop was opened by ITV Granadaâ€™s Paul Crone who said â€œIt is a privilege to open this shop as it allows the charity to increase not only its takings through sales but the number of donated items they can accept.â€ â€œThe money made by the charity shop helps saves peopleâ€™s lives on a daily… Read more »
North West Air Ambulanceâ€™s bright yellow Euro Copter 135, permenantly stationed at Barton Aerodrome, has been fitted out with medical kit and itâ€™s three man crew took to the skies over Manchester for the first time last Thursday.