London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. As a charity, we rely on donations to continue our life-saving work.
Finding our Patients
We treat an average of five critically injured people in London every day. Our highly trained paramedics are constantly monitoring and interrogating the 4,500 daily ‘999’ calls. We are actively looking for seriously injured people who need our help.
Our team will be airborne within four minutes of activation. We have priority across London airspace and are granted privileges to land in suitable sites in order to save life and limb. Our average flight time is six minutes. Our highly trained pilots land safely in the busy streets of London, be it in the middle of Trafalgar Square or on the embankment. At night, we drive our rapid response cars on blue lights to get to the patient as quickly as possible.
Time is critical when someone has been hit by a train, knocked over by a car or fallen out of a window. At the scene of the incident our teams perform life-saving procedures, which might usually be carried out in an Emergency Department or operating theatre.
Our team takes the hospital to the patient by combining the medical knowledge and practical expertise of a senior trauma doctor with the medical, logistical and street-wise skills of an advanced paramedic to form an advanced trauma team.
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