What if your life was in danger? Miss Gabriel Weston (Surgeon & TV presenter) took time out from her busy life to inspire the world, tell our story & share just how important our #newheliappeal is to everyone – not just here in Cornwall, but to anyone who may at some time need our support: you, your family, your friends visiting from afar. All of us. Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Ambassador, Dr. Ed Abrahamson, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, helped put the wheels in motion for this production. Dr. Ed commented, “The Air Ambulance is ever present in our skies, bringing highly-trained clinical teams to the patient, treating them on the scene and during transport, many of who may otherwise face a far worse outcome, including death.”
Cornwall Air Ambulance flies to more than 800 emergencies every year
On average nearly 60% of the missions are in response to medical sickness and the remainder are due to severe traumatic injuries, most frequently following accidents such as falls and road traffic collisions.
No day is the same. One in four missions are for patients suffering cardiac arrest while one in ten are to help children. On average the helicopter takes just 12 minutes to reach incidents on mainland Cornwall and just under half an hour to reach the Isles of Scilly.
Given the county’s isolated beaches, rural settlements and challenging road networks, Cornwall Air Ambulance is considered a lifeline by residents and visitors alike.
Rescue Missions: January
Each one of last month’s missions by Cornwall Air Ambulance was made possible by the generosity of people like you.
Critical Care Car Mission