Serving the 10 million people that live within the Greater London area, London’s Air Ambulance provides the best possible medical care to people with serious, often life-threatening, injuries. Treating an average of five patients every day, they act as a mobile emergency unit, performing operations and providing pre-hospital treatment within minutes of the accident occurring.
As a vital service for London, we are proud to support this work several times over the years, with our most grant of £214,000 awarded earlier this year. Part of this grant is towards the Salary of a Patient Liaison Nurse, who assists patients with their transition back to independent living. This role bridges the gap between the rapid on-scene pre-hospital treatment that the charity is renowned for and the patient’s long-term recovery.
On Friday 7th October, our Chairman, Alison Gowman, Committee Member, Marianne Fredericks and Director, David Farnsworth visited London’s Air Ambulance at the Royal London Hospital helipad to hear more about their vital work. Whilst there they were also able to meet the crew of the G-EHMS helicopter, which now displays the City of London crest in recognition of the Trust’s support.