When severe accidents occur, time becomes a critical factor in saving lives. Air ambulances play a pivotal role in providing rapid emergency response, significantly reducing travel time to the nearest hospital. For individuals with serious and catastrophic injuries, this promptness can be the difference between life and death or long-term disabilities.
Air ambulances are staffed with skilled doctors, nurses and paramedics who are trained to handle critical injuries. The expertise of the air ambulance crews is invaluable in stabilising and providing immediate medical attention to those who have suffered a life threatening or life changing trauma or medical emergency. They are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment which ensures that the necessary medical interventions can be initiated promptly.
Air Ambulance Week 2023 (4 – 10th September 2023), is a week dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the vital lifesaving work of air ambulance charities.
As reported on the Air Ambulance website:
Air ambulance charities collectively make over 37,000 lifesaving missions each year across the UK. There are 37 air ambulance helicopters in the UK operated by 21 air ambulance charities, providing pre-hospital care support to the NHS and forming an important part of the UK’s frontline emergency services.
On average an air ambulance can reach someone in urgent need within 15 minutes. Air ambulance charities are collectively dispatched to over 102 lifesaving missions each day across the UK.
Each lifesaving mission by air costs on average £3,962 and are funded almost entirely by donations … Air Ambulances UK is calling on people all over the UK to support their local air ambulance to ensure air ambulance charities continue to save lives every day.
At JMP Solicitors, we are experienced in dealing with claims involving serious and catastrophic injuries and a number of our clients have required the services of an air ambulance for urgent medical treatment. If you would like to donate to the Air Ambulances UK Charity their website can be accessed here:
If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in you sustaining serious and life changing injuries, contact JMP solicitors today on 01476 565295 or email email@example.com to see how we can help.