Children’s Air Ambulance partners with Ambulance News Desk
Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has been named the first official charity by the publishers of Ambulance News Desk (AND).
Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care.
The clinically designed helicopters provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children. They work with 10 NHS paediatric and neonatal retrieval teams across the UK, enabling them to bring their specialist equipment on board to safely transfer their patients.
If a child is too sick to fly, then the Children’s Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team directly to them.
Under the partnership arrangement, AND – a not-for-profit family-owned initiative – becomes a Children’s Air Ambulance media partner and will publicise the charity’s work in its free-to-view content.
David Davis, Founder & Editor of Ambulance News Desk said:
“Two years ago this month I launched the site as a retirement hobby, and our full commitment to the Children’s Air Ambulance is our way of thanking the many people in the ambulance service for their support, encouragement, and feedback in helping to make us Google ranked No 1 for online EMS news.”
Ambulance News Desk will offer readers the opportunity to provide financial support to the Children’s Air Ambulance, and It has also created a special readers’ donation section on its website.
Children’s Air Ambulance representative Lee Bunting added:
“We are delighted to be working alongside Ambulance News Desk and value the support we will receive from them and their readers.
“All transfers of critically ill babies and children carry an inherent risk – the longer a child is out of the hospital, the greater that risk. With our ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, we can minimise travel times and risk.
“We receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary donations to raise the £3,500 needed for every mission. The support garnered will help to keep hope alive for these patients and their families.”