Midlands Air Ambulance Charity operates and funds three air ambulances covering six Midlands counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Additionally, the charity operates two critical care cars in Birmingham & the Black Country and separately Worcestershire.
Each year it costs in excess of £10 million to maintain this vitally-important pre-hospital service.
The charity does not receive funding from the Government or NHS for its daily missions so relies entirely on the support and generosity of local people and businesses.
Since 1991, the service has responded to more than 64,000 missions, making it one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK.
The rapid response service operates from strategically located regional airbases at RAF Cosford in Shropshire, Strensham in Worcestershire and Tatenhill in Staffordshire.
The crew bring enhanced clinical skills plus advanced medicines and hospital-level equipment to the incident scene, giving patients the very best possible chance of survival and recovery.
The charity responds to some of the most traumatic incidents including cardiac arrests, road traffic collisions and sports injuries. The aircraft reaches remote locations to attend to patients unreachable by land ambulance.