Since its foundation in 2000, the charity has expanded to provide a 365 day a year service covering the 5,000 sq. miles of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk. It is now the second busiest air ambulance in the country flying an average of 4 missions per day.
It’s our job to get patients to a hospital within the “Golden Hour”, and in an air ambulance, that journey will take only minutes, greatly increasing patients’ chances of making a full recovery.
Here in East Anglia, we need an air ambulance more than ever. Our roads are getting increasingly congested, leading to ever more road traffic accidents – which already make up more than 50% of our work.
We are considered the most rural area in England with accidents occurring in remote locations not easily accessible by land ambulances.
The equipment is expensive, and running costs are high at approximately £110,000 per month, however, this equates to just £1 per person per year for the population of East Anglia.