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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...

SWH and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust work together to protect the environment

Authored by SWH

SWH Civils, a division of South West Highways Ltd, is due to start work on the Derriford Hospital Helipad facility at the end of October.

The works will enable the trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility. Benefiting Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances, it will also enable them to land at night, helping the hospital to continue to improve their services to the community...

Plymouth employees complete 434 mile charity walk

Authored by Matthew Vizard

16 employees from the digital communications company EE's Plymouth contact centre have completed a remarkable 434 mile walk from North Tyneside to Plymouth in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support .

The 'Centre 2 Centre' walk began at EE's contact centre in North Tyneside at 12.00 on Friday 17 May and was completed 144 hours later back at their Plymouth base on...

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