Support from the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal is part of an ongoing grant funding program that enables the provision of helipads and related assets, supporting the UK’s air ambulance sector, including Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Most recently, HELP Appeal Chairman Michael Henriques and Chief Executive Robert Bertram visited the construction site of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s new airbase and charity headquarters in Cosford, Shropshire. The HELP Appeal is funding the two helipads and hangar space to support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s plans to future-proof its essential service.
Since 1993, the HELP Appeal has been supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity with funding grants, facilitating a number of vitally important large-scale projects to help the charity improve operational and clinical practises.
Supporting the charity on an annual basis
The HELP Appeal also continues to support the charity on an annual basis with funding for medical equipment to further improve pre-hospital patient care across the six counties served by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. It has also helped to fund three critical care cars, crewed by specialist medical teams, providing necessary rapid response support to local ambulance services.
Hanna Sebright, Chief Executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We are extremely proud of our longstanding partnership with the HELP Appeal. The grants have provided invaluable contributions to our pre-hospital emergency service over the years, benefitting thousands of people in urgent need of our expert medical attention.”
Robert Bertram added: “But our work is not done. We will continue to support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, and as a national charity and the only one funding hospital helipads across the Midlands region and the entire country, we will help to ensure patients are transferred to Emergency Departments as quickly as possible, because saving time saves lives.”