Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has now attended more than 75,000 missions across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, the West Midlands, and Worcestershire, which is more than any other air ambulance in the UK.

The lifesaving pre-hospital emergency service operates three air ambulance helicopters and a fleet of critical care cars across its six-county region. The charity has now surpassed its 75,000th mission, approximately 40 per cent more missions than any other air ambulance in the UK and continues to make vital lifesaving missions every day and into the night.

The charity’s 75,000th mission was to a female, who had sustained a traumatic head injury in Worcester in February 2024. She was given advanced treatment on scene before being conveyed via land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. A critical care paramedic and pre-hospital emergency medicine doctor from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity were on-board the vehicle escorting her to hospital. This was to ensure her condition could be monitored and stabilised and any further advanced interventions administered immediately.

Rob Davies, patient liaison lead and critical care paramedic for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “As we approach our 33rd year of operation, we are proud to have surpassed a record 75,000th mission milestone.

“When our service first started it was about getting the patient to the hospital quickly, now we bring the hospital to our patients. The interventions we perform, coupled with the advanced medicines and hospital-level equipment we bring means that we can stabilise our patients’ conditions at the scene of the incident before then taking them to hospital. In our 75,000th mission this certainly was the case.

“Whilst we mark our milestone mission, I’d like to highlight our patient liaison service. Myself and my colleague, Kerry Hemus, are keen to speak to anyone who has received care from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to support them with their ongoing recovery, and we also offer this service to loved ones too.”

To get in touch with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s patient liaison service please email: patient.liaison@midlandsairambulance.com or dial: 0800 8 40 20 40.

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