DAA extends emergency service hours

Share/Save

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) in the UK has announced that, with immediate effect, its emergency service will fly until 02:00 hrs every day of the week. DAA’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt said that this extension of the service’s operating hours represents a step towards DAA’s goal of eventually providing Devon with a 24-hour emergency air ambulance service. “There isn’t a timescale yet for when this will be, but it remains one of our key objectives,” she said.

Back in 2016, DAA extended the flying hours for its Exeter aircraft to midnight and has since assisted 118 patients during the hours of darkness. Nigel Hare, DAA’s Operations Director, said: “Flying into the hours of darkness isn’t necessarily about flying the patient to hospital. It’s also about getting the right specialist care to the patient, quickly. Our community landing sites across the county allow us to land at a pre-surveyed site, with lighting that we can turn on and off by using just a mobile pDevon Air Ambulance hone, saving vital minutes. Our doctors and specialist paramedics can administer essential treatment.”

Other news

Russian Helicopters and Air Ambulance Technology have signed a co-operation agreement on the joint development and certification of a medical module for Ansat helicopters...

Metro Aviation, a completion centre for the EC135/H135, is the first to Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) a medical interior for Airbus’ H135 T3H variant with Helionix...

Helicopter support business Patria is to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support to the Norwegian Police’s new fleet of AW169 helicopters as per an...

The Japan National Police Agency has placed the first order for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft.

GKN Aerospace’s Indian Joint Venture, Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Ltd (FE-SIL) has been awarded a contract to manufacture EWIS for the Pilatus PC-24.

...