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Flu vaccinations help keep local air ambulance flying

Flu vaccinations help keep local air ambulance flying

During their winter 2019-2020 Flu campaign, Derbyshire’s DHU Health Care raised an astounding £7,660 for the lifesaving local air ambulance.

With each employee making a donation when they received a flu vaccination to protect themselves, their families and their patients, DHU raised vital funds needed to keep the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance providing leading pre-hospital emergency care to its local communities.

Jenny Tilson, Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “The air ambulance work tirelessly around the clock to provide a rapid response to critical medical emergencies. Their hard-working teams show compassion and courageousness daily as they save lives and rescue patients in life-threatening situations.

“Our local air ambulance covers some of the counties in which DHU Health Care provide our services. As such, the charity was a perfect fit to support our last annual flu vaccination donation and we are sure that it will make a difference to the care they provide during this tough time.

“All the money donated today was raised during DHU Health Care’s annual flu vaccination campaign of our workforce. I would like to stress the importance to everyone, particularly during Covid-19, that they consider getting a flu vaccination over the coming winter period.”

The charity which recently reached its 40,000th mission milestone, depends on generous donations like these, especially as it’s set to receive two brand new replacement aircraft early next year.

Community Fundraising Executive, Kerry Wilson, added: “We are extremely grateful to DHU Healthcare who have donated a fabulous £7,660 to our lifesaving service.

“Our crews have been continuing to provide vital critical care on the frontline during this difficult time and this huge amount has come at a time when we need it most as many fundraising activities have come to standstill during the Covid-19 crisis.”

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