Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust

Charity information

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust

The Essex Air Ambulance, unlike NHS emergency services, is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for your County. Accidents & illnesses happen and when they do, patients, whatever their age, circumstances or location need specialist treatment fast. The speed with which our Air Ambulance Doctors & Paramedics can reach a patient, identify and administer processes to slow, halt or even reverse the effects of life threatening injury, is crucial in helping to save the patient and return them to full health. Patients can be airlifted to the most appropriate hospital quickly, maximising the aircrafts unique advantage of speed and versatility when minutes can make all the difference between life and death.

A large proportion of Essex Air Ambulance missions are trauma victims. Trauma is a leading cause of death among children and young adults and a major cause of disability. Our highly skilled teams of Doctors & Paramedics play an integral role in reducing disability and death from Trauma.

It costs in the region of £250,000 every month to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. We hope you or your loved ones never need us but thanks to the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of the County the service remains operational... We can't fly without you!

Founded 1997