In the year since becoming an independent healthcare provider (1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019), the number of times Thames Valley Air Ambulance were dispatched to patients in need increased by more than 110%.
In total, our teams of paramedics, doctors and pilots were called out to 2,670 patients across our region.
During this time, the three most common types of incidents the crew attended were cardiac arrests (23%), road traffic collisions (22%) and accidental injury (19%).
This significant year-on-year increase was only possible thanks to the generosity of our supports we which allowed after becoming an independent health care provider. This vital development allowed us to further enhance our emergency medical service by increasing our resources.
We are now able to respond to more patients than ever before, giving them the best possible chance of survival and recovery through getting the right vital treatment.
Our Chief Executive Amanda McLean said:
‘I’m incredibly proud of the fact that we have cared for so many more patients and I’m very grateful to our crew and staff who have worked so hard to make this possible.
‘Patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we are continually striving to improve the care we provide. The changes we made last October allowed us to increase our resources allowing us to be ready to help more patients than ever before.’
‘We receive no government or national lottery funding and I’d like to thank the community that we serve for their generosity and support. It is that which enables us provide advanced critical care to people that live, work and travel in the Thames Valley.’