Thames valley air ambulance

We provide life-saving medical care across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Each day, an average of three people will find themselves in a life-threatening situation that requires urgent, high-quality medical treatment. With your help our experienced air ambulance medic crew, led by a highly qualified doctor, can be there within minutes ready to deliver the same level of care that would otherwise only be found in the hospital emergency department. We receive no Government funding and are not supported by the National Lottery. Your support will help keep us flying 365 days a year, able to deliver our unique life-saving service to patients where and when it is most needed.

Mission types

  • Road traffic collision
    38%
  • Medical emergency
    25%
  • Falls
    11%
  • Other
    8%
  • Sport & leisure
    7%
  • Equestrian
    5%
  • Industrial
    5%
  • Inter hospital transfer
    1%

Please support us today to help us to continue to save lives

Dr Syed Masud

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Our network of passionate people, give their time and skills to help us raise awareness and vital funds. If you're looking to volunteer please get in touch.

Events

  • Swallowfield Show 2016

    A fantastic two day show, which has been a long-term supporter of Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Read more

  • Air Ambulance Dinner Dance

    A black tie evening to help raise funds for Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been organised by former patient Vanessa Whiteley and will be hosted by the Kirtlington Park Polo Club in Oxfordshire. Read more

  • Doggy paddle and big fish swims 2016!

    Get fit, get active and raise money for your local air ambulance by taking part in this year’s Small Fry & Big Fish Swims at the Tri20 Swim Centre! Read more

News

  • Royal opening of our new operations and training base

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to RAF Benson, Oxfordshire to officially open the upgraded operational base and Helicopter. Read more

  • TVAA pioneers night simulation training course

    Specialist night operations training for pre-hospital emergency medical doctors and critical care paramedics in the South Central Region took place at Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s state-of-the art training and simulation centre in December 2015. Read more

  • Life-saving plasma now carried on board

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance now carries life-saving Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) on board its helicopter and emergency response vehicle, the vital clotting components of human blood. Read more

Blog

  • Gerry Lea wins Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance paramedic Gerry Lea has been named Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2015 for his role in a challenging patient rescue earlier this year. Read more

  • Lucas' story

    Lucas is a former patient of Thames Valley Air Ambulance. He was rescued after drowning in his garden pond. Read more

  • Recycle with us!

    Did you know that you can help raise fund for us by recycling your old clothes and textiles? Read more