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Our Client Feature – Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Our Client Feature – Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air AmbulanceYAA

We are proud to work with a number of charities and as our clients we endeavour to help raise funds and spread the word…  In this issue of the newsletter we will focus on the rapid response air emergency service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

The YAA need to raise £9,990 per day, that’s £3.6 million per year, to keep both Air Ambulances in service.

The YAA only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service, anything more is provided by the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

The Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres.

The two air ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk. Together, both air ambulances cover the whole of Yorkshire.

The Charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second air ambulance in October 2007.

YAA were the first Air Ambulance in the UK to own and operate a Dedicated Air Desk in the UK.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, with the addition of the Air Ways Communication Systems, has developed into a sophisticated emergency service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medical care.

The rapid response and medical interventions by the air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.

Yorkshire has a vast topography that not only includes remote, rural and densely populated areas but also includes major motorways and road networks such as the M62, M1, A1 and M18. The fast medical response that the air ambulance service provides is vital to a patient who has received major trauma, especially those with head and spinal injuries, as the air ambulance can avoid traffic congestion and uneven road surfaces.

On average, a patient received by the YAA, will always be only 10 minutes from the nearest hospital and 15 minutes from the most relevant treatment centre.

Both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances are MD902 Explorers and have state-of-the-art medical and helicopter specification. The first air ambulance, is known as G-SASH and the second air ambulance, is known as G-CEMS. Both helicopters can reach speeds of up to 160 mph and together cover the whole of the region seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you are interested in seeing these aircrafts then visit the YAA website, Helicopter Visits.

Keep up to date

Facebook – ‘Yorkshire Air Ambulance’.

Twitter: @YorkshireAirAmb

YAA blog: www.yaa.org.uk/blog/

Download the App: App Store, search – Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Download the App and you will have exclusive access to some of the behind the scenes activity at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity, See helicopter missions, learn about the charity and access real missions sound effects. You can also replay missions carried out by the crew on the Mission Map and you will have access to monthly notifications. The proceeds of the App go directly to the YAA.

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