We were honoured to have The Countess of Wessex officially open our new charity headquarters in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire. The Royal visit also celebrated our first month of being an independent healthcare provider.

Her Royal Highness was welcomed by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and Sir Tim Jenner, Chair of Trustees.  The Countess toured our new facilities as she learnt how we have expanded our emergency service across the Thames Valley.

Our paramedics and doctors demonstrated to The Countess how our new state of the art immersive simulation suite. The technology is used to ensure that our crew are highly trained and ready for any eventuality. Her Royal Highness watched as our crew demonstrated the challenging conditions they regularly encounter whilst delivering critical pre-hospital emergency care.

Commenting on the Royal visit, Chief Executive Amanda McLean said: ‘It was an honour to welcome The Countess of Wessex to our new charity headquarters. Her Royal Highness previously visited our operational base in 2015. It was a privilege to demonstrate to The Countess how we have evolved over the last three years to further enhance our service to deliver advanced critical care across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.”

During the visit, The Countess was greeted by staff, volunteers as well as paramedics and doctors from our expert crew. She also met our former patient, Reverend Ross. He survived a life-threatening motor bike incident, thanks to the specialist medical equipment and expertise of our crew.