Cornwall Air Ambulance flies to more than 700 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: May
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