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Devon Air Ambulance: What it means to be needed

Authored by Mary

Devon Air Ambulance delivers life-saving treatment at the scene of an incident to hundreds of patients every year, but when the helicopter departs without a patient, does it really mean they ‘aren’t needed’?

The enhanced and critical care that Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) team of doctors and paramedics bring to a patient in their time of need continues to expand each year, helping to...

Devon Air Ambulance's Fact-finding Mission for kids launches

Authored by Mary

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes the young and young at heart to embark on a brand-new online summer holidays fact-finding mission…

Young explorers are invited to navigate their way around the Devon Air Ambulancewebsite to discover some interesting and fun facts all about the local life-saving charity.

While many public and family-friendly attractions are now opening up across...

Virtual pub quiz to boost funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by Mary

Air Ambulance UK has teamed up with The Virtual Pub Quiz – the lockdown phenomenon that is bringing together 180,000+ keen quizzers each week, to champion UK Air Ambulance charities.

A partnership between Air Ambulance UK, the organisation that represents 21 UK air ambulance charities, and The Virtual Pub Quiz, is engaging over 180,000 quiz enthusiasts each week to help boost funds...

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Farm rescue raises funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by Mary

Alex Tapp of Awliscombe, near Honiton, needed the Devon Air Ambulance nearly 20 years ago. He now runs a farm machinery sales business and decided to mark the 20-year anniversary with a generous donation. Alex tells the story… “I work in the agricultural industry and 20 years ago this December I had an accident whilst working on a dairy farm near Cullompton. I was 16 years old at the time...

Devon Air Ambulance opens shops next week

Authored by Mary

As Devon Air Ambulance prepares to open their shops next week, they explain the significant changes that have been made to the way you can shop and to their donation of goods process.

The safety of everyone including shop staff, volunteers and supporters is paramount and they must be ‘Covid Secure’ before finally opening their doors.

The Government announced that to ensure...

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...

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