The North West Air Ambulance held a Charity Ball on Saturday 22nd September at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. The event, which was organised by Granada’s Paul Crone was once again a huge success and raised over £20,000 for the charity. The North West Air Ambulance is a charity which has been flying life-saving missions throughout the North West region since 1999
With two helicopters flying seven days a week, 365 days a year from bases at Blackpool Airport and City Airport, Manchester, they cover 5,500 square miles and a population of around eight million people. On average the North West Air Ambulance is called out five times a day, rising up to ten in the summer. It costs in excess of £4.2 million per year to maintain both aircraft, but with almost no central government or lottery funding.
Because they can avoid problems of distance and congestion, they are never further than 10 minutes to the nearest hospital in the region, whether flying from the North West’s remote countryside, busy motorways or city centres.
This means that patients involved in major trauma, especially with head or spinal injuries, can receive medical treatment quickly before being transferred to a specialist hospital in record time. By receiving treatment at the scene by highly qualified paramedics using sophisticated equipment and arriving at hospital within the ‘Golden Hour’, the patient’s chances of survival and speed of recovery are dramatically improved.
For more information or to donate to this remarkable charity please visit: https://nwaa.net/about-us
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