21 Oct 2013

We have formed a strategic partnership with International SOS. The partnership will focus on securing additional funding for our charity to sustain the vital life-saving services it delivers across the capital and support a number of key enhancements.

As a leading medical assistance provider, International SOS recognises the importance of our initiatives and is supporting our fundraising efforts aimed at enhancing the expert medical services that are delivered across the capital by adding a second helicopter, additional medical teams, and an enhanced research and innovation programme.

International SOS Regional Managing Director Andrew Skehel said: “Our organisations have a lot in common and we both understand the importance of providing expert medical support, so we’re pleased to join forces to share expertise, commission research, and promote better healthcare awareness and emergency treatment.”

Graham Hodgkin, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance said: “Thank you to International SOS for choosing us as their charity partner.  As leaders in our respective fields, there are strong synergies between the services we deliver, and I see our new relationship as mutually beneficial, with a complementary focus on collaborative education and research.  Each and every one of our supporters plays an integral role in allowing us to continue delivering advanced trauma care to those who need it, and ultimately, to help us save the lives of people from all over the world who visit, live or work in London. We are truly excited about embarking on this new partnership."

To kick-off the new collaboration between these leading health and assistance organisations, International SOS and London Air Ambulance held a special ‘Emergency Response — Go Behind the Scenes’ event on Friday, 12th April 2013. The importance of self-awareness for health and well-being will be one of the key aspects of the day at Chiswick Park, which will included demonstrations on medical procedures, basic life support training, wellness checks, personal fitness advice and a ‘travel tent’ offering individual assessments and advice on travelling, be it for business or pleasure.

The event was opened by Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, and a number of leading figures from West London including local MP, Mary Macleod were present to show their support.

About International SOS
International SOS (www.internationalsos.com) is the world's leading medical & security services company operating from over 700 sites in 76 countries with 10,000 employees, led by 1,100 physicians and 200 security specialists. Our global services include medical and risk planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response for travellers, expatriates and their dependents of over 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

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