WF2016 Charity: Herts Air Ambulance
Herts Air Ambulance, part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
Our aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability, or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service.
Each HEMS Team consists of a Pilot, a Pre-hospital Care Doctor and a Critical Care Paramedic who can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.
It costs £6.5 million every year to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. Without access to National lottery funding and with only limited support from Government, we rely upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives.
Essex Air Ambulance was established and began fundraising in 1997, the Essex Air Ambulance was launched in July 1998 followed by the Herts Air Ambulance in November 2008. Over 13,400 missions have been flown since the launch of the Essex Air Ambulance.