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Air Ambulance
Air Ambulance

County Air Ambulance - FAQ

Launched in 1991 the County Air Ambulance has now flown over 20,000 missions.

County Air Ambulance
Description:Air Ambulance covering Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Organisation Type:Governmental
Address:Burton Road
Dudley
DY1 3BB
Telephone:01384 241133
Fax:01384 239694
E-mail:hq@countyairambulance.org
Website:http://www.countyairambulance.org
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Start Date:Thu 09th, May 1991

Facts about the County Air Ambulance

The service was launched in May 1991 with a single helicopter. 

  • Moved from five day to seven day operation in April 1996
  • Second helicopter bought in May 1997
  • Third helicopter bought in November 1999
  • New base and control centre at RAF Cosford in 1999

They now operate from the Strensham Services on the M5 near Worcester, at RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton, and East Midlands Airport.

They cover an area of 8000 square miles and a population of over seven million. The whole region and parts of surrounding area can be reached in less than 19 minutes flying time.

Funding

County Air Ambulance is funded entirely through charitable support.

Why is it needed?

For serious accidents or illness, the speed of response is crucial. Receiving adequate treatment and reaching hospital with in the "GOLDEN HOUR" after injuries occur, or the onset of serious illness, dramatically improves the patient's chances of survival and speed of recovery.

The service claims that its fast response times have saved an average of one life every four weeks.

Contact

Charity HQ
Burton Road
Dudley
West Midlands
DY1 3BB

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