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The Children’s Air Ambulance transfers critically ill children from local hospitals to specialist paediatric centres throughout the UK. It also moves specialist teams and equipment to local hospitals when a child is too sick to travel. This national service is the only dedicated helicopter transfer service in the UK. You can find out more about who we are and what we do here.
After being born by emergency C-Section in Grimsby, Poppy became unwell. After weeks of treatment, she needed specialist treatment in Nottingham – over two hours away.
Once there, specialists were unable to find out what was wrong with her. Then, to everyone’s amazement, she started taking her bottle and carried on taking it. Everything even started to settle down, and Poppy, miraculously began to feed normally.
But Poppy was in Nottingham, far from her home in Grimsby, and still fragile. That’s where the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) made a difference. On 26 February 2014, we flew Poppy home in just one hour and seven minutes, much quicker and safer than travelling by road, letting her continue her recovery with her loved ones around her.
You can read Poppy’s full story here.
“I’d had to have IVF to have her. She was so precious, I thought how could this be happening? I can’t lose her.”
Arlo was born five weeks premature while his parents were visiting family 150 miles from their home. weighing only 5lbs and 4oz, he was placed in Special Care Baby Unit so his weight and temperature could be managed.
Because he was born far from the family’s home in York, the hospital team were looking for a way to transfer Arlo to a hospital nearer their home. They needed the quickest and safest option for a baby in Arlo’s condition – and that was the Children’s Air Ambulance.
On 7 November 2016, the Children’s Air Ambulance flew Arlo and his mum, Sharon, to York General Hospital, taking just 45 mins to make the journey. Once at York Hospital, Sharon was able to start feeding Arlo herself and he was home by the Saturday – a week after his birth.
You can read Arlo’s full story here.