12 Jun 2015

London’s Air Ambulance held an evening reception in central London on Tuesday 9th June to thank some of our key supporters in helping to reach the charity’s achievements over the last year. 

The venue was kindly donated by our patron His Grace, the Duke of Westminster, and guests were welcomed to The Grosvenor Office by charity, medical and operational teams. Guests were updated on our progress, which, with the help of our supporters, partners and volunteers, we have:

  • Extended our daylight flying hours for the first time in our history. 
  • Launched the ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign to raise the remaining £4.4 million needed to acquire and sustain a second helicopter and extended our daylight flying hours for five years.
  • Pushed the boundaries of pre-hospital medical care by performing the world’s first pre-hospital REBOA, a pioneering technique to control haemorrhage in trauma patients. 
  • Continued to develop our Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. This month our first cohort of 11 students completed their Intercalated BSc degree in Pre-Hospital Medicine, the first of its kind in the world. 

London’s Air Ambulance CEO, Graham Hodgkin said: “I always maintain that the role of the charity is to provide our medical team with everything it needs so that together we can provide our patients with the most innovative and effective pre-hospital care. Everything the charity does is all about our patients. 

“As much as we are defined by the work that we do, we are also defined by our supporters and partners. Our partners have done amazing things to support us this year and we couldn’t do this without them. They have enabled us and empowered us to continue to save lives in London.” 

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