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Devon Air Ambulance welcomes the 150th Community Landing Site into operation

Authored by Mary

The launch of the Newton Ferrers community landing site earlier this weekmarked a significant milestone in the development of a County-wide network of sites which enable Devon Air Ambulance to reach patients ‘during the hours of darkness’.

These floodlit surveyed landing sites enable the Charity’s medical teams to land in the heart of communities, until 2am every day, to deliver...

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Devon Air Ambulance launches its first ever Virtual Bike Show fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Following the cancellation of Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) annual Motorcycle Ride Out, which sees in the region of 1000 bikers rally together every July to support their Air Ambulance, DAA took the opportunity to launch its first ever Virtual Bike Show fundraiser, supported by Bridge Motorcycles.

There are four categories from which participants can select to enter their bike,...

Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

Authored by Mary

Devon Air Ambulance is today resuming air operations after the successful introduction of several innovative new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide greater protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus.

A new separation screen has been installed between the front and rear sections of the aircraft, which partitions-off the pilot cockpit from the patient...

Devon Air Ambulance add third critical care car to their fleet

Authored by Mary

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses and organisations across the country have been united in the fight to defeat the invisible enemy. Cross collaboration is better than ever as companies work together to support each other's determination to succeed.

We have been humbled by the generosity and support of companies and fellow air ambulances not only in Devon but as...

COVID-19: Devon Air Ambulance outline next steps

Authored by Mary

Devon Air Ambulance has this week outlined further plans as to how the service will continue to support the community, wider NHS and South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) during these unprecedented times. Nigel Hare, Operations Director of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) explains “We have of course been monitoring the situation closely and reviewing daily within our Leadership Team. Although we...

Devon Air Ambulance stands down aircraft

Authored by Mary

Devon Air Ambulance will temporarily be responding to patients solely by critical care car but its critical care paramedics will still be able to respond to patients with their specialist skills and equipment. Heléna Holt, CEO, explains “Standing down our aircraft has been a very difficult decision for us to make but one we have had to take in order to protect all of our crew.” She added “...

Hoburne Devon Bay confirms Devon Air Ambulance as its 2020 nominated charity

Authored by Mary

The team at Hoburne Devon Bay holiday park has chosen to support Devon Air Ambulance as its nominated charity for this year.

The Paignton-based park, overlooking Goodrington Sands, supports a different charity each year as voted for by staff.

Throughout this year, the park will arrange numerous fundraising events and take part initiatives, including a parachute jump and wing...

Devon Air Ambulance expands service to patients with two Critical Care Cars

Authored by Mary

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance applied for £226,061 of this fund, to...

Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

Authored by Mary

From this week, Devon Air Ambulance can provide its patients with an additional life-saving treatment. This wasn't previously available in Devon until the patient arrives at a hospital’s Emergency Department; the administration of blood plasma.

Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance explains “In simple terms, blood is made up of red blood cells which carry oxygen...

Burts Chips raises over £4K for charity

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth-based artisan crisp producer, Burts Potato Chips, is delighted to announce its fundraising total for 2015 - 2016 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust of £4,175.28.

Burts multi-faceted fundraising efforts include participating in various local events, from the Great West Run and the Plymouth Half Marathon to the Cornish Santa Fun Run, as well as ongoing raffles, donations and spare...

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