North West Air Ambulance

North West Air Ambulance transfers 100th unit of blood

North West Air Ambulance transfers 100th unit of blood

16-Apr-2021Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has reached a significant milestone in its ‘Blood on Board’ project, bringing blood transfusion to critically ill and injured patients across the region. The service administered blood products to its 100th pre-hospital patient in March 2021, after introducing the capability to perform pre-hospital blood transfusions by the road... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

6-Nov-2020Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Naismith as its new Director of Income Generation and Engagement. Sarah joins after 17 years as Charity Director at the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity (MFTC), where she helped grow a fundraising appeal to build a new children’s hospital into an... Read more

North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

27-Feb-2019Source: North West Air Ambulance Charity

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

UK – helipad opens at Aintree University Hospital

UK – helipad opens at Aintree University Hospital

7-Jul-2017Source: HELP Appeal

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

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

North West Air Ambulance flies 18,000th mission

North West Air Ambulance flies 18,000th mission

21-May-2014Source: Bolton News

Since 1999 over 18,000 emergency missions have been flown – see full story... Read more

Bond Air Services begins new air ambulance service in Merseyside

Bond Air Services begins new air ambulance service in Merseyside

21-Oct-2013Source: Bond Air Services

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

Chief executive of North West Air Ambulance Service leaves job

Chief executive of North West Air Ambulance Service leaves job

6-Jun-2013Source: Lancashire Telegraph

THE chief executive of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has left his post in unexplained circumstances. (See Full Story)... Read more

Bond extends contract with North West Air Ambulance by 7 years

Bond extends contract with North West Air Ambulance by 7 years

5-Apr-2013Source: Bond Air Services

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

North West Air Ambulance to base both EC135s at hospitals, not airfields

North West Air Ambulance to base both EC135s at hospitals, not airfields

17-Aug-2012Source: North West Air Ambulance

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 region’s dedicated trauma hospitals, allowing qualified doctors to travel onboard to incidents which require specialist... Read more

British air ambulance damaged by vandals

British air ambulance damaged by vandals

23-Feb-2012Source: BBC

Helicopter developed a fault, with crews being forced to leave it there overnight.  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)... Read more

North West Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

North West Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

9-Sep-2011Source: North West Air Ambulance

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

UK shootings: Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

UK shootings: Helicopter delay over safety fears may have cost lives

4-Jun-2010Source: Guardian

Great North Air Ambulance, which sent two AS365s, confirmed that police at Whitehaven requested them to wait on the ground.  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.... Read more

North West Air Ambulance opens another charity shop

North West Air Ambulance opens another charity shop

5-Mar-2010Source: North West Air Ambulance

The shop was opened by ITV Granada’s Paul Crone who said “It 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.” “The money made by the charity shop helps saves people’s lives on a daily... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Board director honoured

North West Air Ambulance Board director honoured

28-Nov-2009Source: North West Air Ambulance

KNOWSLEY Council awarded one of its highest honours to North West Air Ambulance board director Jim Keight OBE.... Read more

PHOTO OF THE DAY: North West Air Ambulance's pair of EC135s

PHOTO OF THE DAY: North West Air Ambulance's pair of EC135s

9-Sep-2009Source: North West Air Ambulance

The EC135 nearest the camera is added this week to the fleet and based at Manchester’s City Airport, also known as Barton Aerodrome.... Read more

North West Air Ambulance adds second Eurocopter EC135

North West Air Ambulance adds second Eurocopter EC135

4-Sep-2009Source: Messenger

North West Air Ambulance’s bright yellow Euro Copter 135, permenantly stationed at Barton Aerodrome, has been fitted out with medical kit and it’s three man crew took to the skies over Manchester for the first time last Thursday.... Read more

North West Air Ambulance to employ paramedics from April

North West Air Ambulance to employ paramedics from April

1-Mar-2009Source: Westmorland Gazette

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