Air Ambulance Crew + Team
Every person who works at The Air Ambulance Service is a lifesaver. Whether they are part of our Critical Care Team, an Ambassador of our charity or running the day-to-day from Head Office.
Children’s Acute Transport Team are based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and transfer critically ill children and babies to and from hospitals throughout England and Wales, and also retrieve patients from Europe. The Children’s Air Ambulance assists the CATS team by flying the team and equipment by helicopter to critically ill patients, saving vital time.
Children's Medical Emergency Transport
The CoMET team are a specialised team made up of experienced doctors and nurses in Paediatric Intensive Care. Their team are here to transport a child safely to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit within the East Midlands area.
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for the 4.8 million people within Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. They receive on average 2,000 calls a day – that’s a new 999 call every 45 seconds.
ECMO is short for extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. Glenfield Hospital is the largest ECMO centre in the UK and is the only centre that provides a 24/7 mobile ECMO service. Over the past five years they have moved over 200 patients on ECMO by road and by air. The Children’s Air Ambulance assists the ECMO team by flying them and their equipment by helicopter to the critically ill patient - saving vital time.
The Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service (Embrace) are part of Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundations Trust. They are based in Barnsley and undertake patient transfers for all children, from newborn infants up to teenagers, from within the Yorkshire region and beyond. They have achieved accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for road, helicopter and fixed wing patient transport. A flight from Leeds to London with Embrace and the Children's Air Ambulance can take just 60 minutes.
KIDS/NTS is a combined neonatal and paediatric critical care advice and transport service that offers expert clinical advice and transport for all ages from extreme prematurity up to 16yrs. Based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, they have transferred more than 2,000 newborns, small babies, and children requiring intensive care and emergency treatment ensuring their young patients are able to access the right place, at the right time for the right treatment.
Newborn Emergency Stabilisation & Transport Team
Bristol's NEST (Newborn Emergency Stabilisation and Transfer) team is based at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's Hospital in Southwell Street. The NEST team responds to emergency calls regarding sick newborn babies and once they have been stabilised, transports them promptly and safely between neonatal units and hospitals across the south west.
North West & North Wales Paediatric Transport Service
NWTS is an NHS children’s intensive care transport team covering the north of Wales, the north-west of England (from Barrow in Cumbria to Bangor in Wales) and transfers from the Isle of Man. If a baby or child needs very specialist care the team, based in Warrington, may transfer them as far as London or Newcastle. A transfer from Manchester to London has taken the Children’s Air Ambulance just 60 Minutes.
Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transport
The Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transfer service (SONeT) is a collaboration between two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Oxford and Southampton. It provides emergency neonatal retrievals, planned transfers and repatriations in Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Network.
Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team
Southampton & Oxford Retrieval Team are based at Southampton General Hospital. The team retrieve critically ill children and babies from the south coast, The Isle of Wight and the south west, Devon and Cornwall and also Jersey and Guernsey. The Children’s Air Ambulance is able to transfer the team and patient from the Isle of Wight to Southampton General Hospital in just 6 Minutes.
South Thames Retrieval Service
The South Thames Retrieval Service are based at Evelina London Children's Hospital. They transfer critically ill children and babies from hospitals in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, along the South Coast, and also from the north of England for urgent medical care. Transferring a seriously ill young patient from the south coast to London can take the Children’s Air Ambulance only 18 Minutes.
Wales and West Acute Transport for Children
Wales and West Acute Transport for Children Retrieval Team are based at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. The team transfer seriously ill children and babies that require emergency surgery from other hospitals in north Devon and Cornwall, the south-west and south Wales. The Children’s Air Ambulance is able to fly a sick child from Truro to Bristol in just 45 minutes.
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
West Midland Ambulance Service NHS trust (WMAS) cover an area of 5,000 square miles, serving a population of over 5 million. About 80% of the area is rural but almost 50% of the population live in Birmingham, the Black Country and Coventry. Their emergency operations centres take almost 3,000 999 calls every single day. In 2013 that resulted in 900,000 incidents, making them the third busiest ambulance service in the country.