OUR WORK

OUR WORK

We hope you'll never need us. But if you do, we'll be there for you.

The Air Ambulance Service operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our vision is clear. We want children to grow into adults, we want adults to live longer and we want bereavement through trauma to become rare.

Each of our services works tirelessly to save lives and alleviate sickness, wherever and whenever possible.

Local air ambulance services –  WNDLR

We fly two local air ambulances services, serving a total of five counties.

  • Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA)
  • Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA)

These two helicopters provide a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3,850 square miles. They cover many of the UK’s major road networks including the M1, M6, M69 and M42. With an average response of just 13 minutes, between them they attend on average six missions a day.

Children’s Air Ambulance – UK wide

The Children’s Air Ambulance is our national service, flying critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.

We are the first and only dedicated neonatal and paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service in the country. The bespoke, specialist equipment on board our helicopter provides a flying intensive care unit for babies and children. When a child is too sick to fly, we fly a specialist team to them. With flight times commonly over four times quicker than transfer by road, in many cases, time saved is a life saved.

Since joining The Air Ambulance Service two years ago, I have enjoyed the challenge of bringing critical care to the patients who need it most across the region. I feel particularly privileged to do so in a service which is funded through the hard work of our volunteers and the generous donations of the public. Steve Dick, Critical Care Paramedic

In everything we do we are compassionate, courageous and creative.

We care about our patients, our supporters, our partners and our colleagues. We act with dignity and humility, show respect, and give consideration to others. We achieve because we care.

We are brave enough to ask questions of ourselves, and others and to innovate when solutions are not available. We are bold and pioneering. We achieve because we dare.

We recognise that new ideas, big and small, are essential for our future. We are curious – we consult, collaborate and experiment in our drive to deliver clinical excellence. We achieve because we create.

If you would like to contact us regarding either of our services please

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our charity.

The hours our volunteer’s donate help keep our charity boutiques open, they receive and sort donations and contribute vital skills to our offices and warehouses. Their time can be valued at more than £1 million, but to us, it’s priceless.

Fundraise

Whether you are holding your own event or taking part in an event, you are making a huge difference.  We can’t do it without people like you.

Find out how you can get involved and make a real difference.