25 Aug 2015
From Thursday 30 July to Saturday 1 August, we will provide our supporters with an insight into our daily operations by tweeting live movements of our advanced trauma team and operations crew from 06.30-10.00 each day. You can follow the event on Twitter @LDNairamb using #YourHelicopterLive
We will be tweeting #YourHelicopterLive as part of our 'Your London, Your Helicopter' campaign to raise money for a second emergency medical helicopter for London. Our only helicopter has been offline for maintenance for the equivalent of 50 days in 2015.
We treat on average five critically injured patients every 24 hours in London, using the helicopter by day and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather conditions. In between missions followers can meet the crew, ask them questions and learn about different parts of our life-saving operations.
In our largest ever fundraising drive, the ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign is hoping to raise £6 million, of which £2.1 million is still needed, to acquire and sustain a second helicopter and extend our daylight flying hours for five years.
Please note, we will not comment on a patient’s care and, due to sensitivities around the types of trauma incidents we attend, will be limited on incident specific details that we can provide.