TAAS joins Air Ambulances UK
The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), a UK-based aeromedical charity, has joined Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) – the national representative body for the sector
TAAS operates the regional Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) – as well as The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) nationwide service.
“By working together, we will be able to play an active role within the national discussions surrounding the sector including the ability to influence and make an impact,” said Acting TAAS CEO Emma Peake. “We want to work towards saving more lives, wherever and whenever we are needed most and being aligned to a national network of similar organisations will only support our shared objective.”
AAUK’s CEO, Simmy Akhtar, welcomed TAAS to the group: “By working in collaboration with our colleagues across the UK we are better able to work towards our shared objective of saving more lives together whilst supporting innovation to achieve the highest and best possible specialist care for patients no matter where in the UK they are.”
TCAA, one of TAAS’s constituent services, conducted its first medical transfer employing ECMO on 31 January.