Coming soon... a new partnership with Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
We are a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating in the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Every year our iconic yellow helicopter is dispatched to around 1,000 of the most serious and time-critical 999 calls, from road traffic collisions and sporting accidents to cardiac arrests and falls – averaging 3 a day – something that is only set to increase as we start to fly 24 hours a day.
Our helicopter transports the equivalent of an A&E department to the scene of incidents and accidents, delivering high level pre-hospital critical care to patients, including advanced procedures that our highly trained medics and on-board doctor can provide to support the land ambulance crews.
Patients can then be transported to the best hospital for their needs in the most appropriate way, whether by air or by land, sometimes accompanied in a land ambulance by one of our crew. The helicopter can then be immediately available again to deliver critical care at the next life-threatening emergency as soon as possible, giving even more patients their best chance of survival possible in their greatest hour of need.
Our Charity receives no direct Government funding which means that we rely on donations from the community that we serve. It is only thanks to the generous support of local people, organisations and businesses that our Ambucopter is able to continue to respond to these serious incidents 365 days a year.