'We were so relieved and really excited to finally be able to move. It felt like a really big step forward for the three of us.'Read More
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children is a national charity that flies children between hospitals across the UK.
Our transfers mean that:
Any parent with a seriously ill child just wants their child to get better. We make sure they are in the right place, to get the right treatment, at the right time.
We work in partnership with air ambulance providers and NHS transport teams throughout the UK by providing the funding to make these flights happen. The NHS has no dedicated funding for air transfers and so relies on our Charity’s support.
Lucy Air Ambulance provides funding and support that enables some of the tiniest and most vulnerable patients to be transferred to another hospital when a road ambulance would take too long or be too stressful for them. This may be for specialist or emergency treatment, or more often for continuation of their care at a unit closer to home. Reuniting a family at their local hospital means that parents have their support network around them, can go to work, and siblings can attend school. Sometimes these flights are lifesaving, but they are always life-changing for the patient and their family. I cannot thank Lucy AAC enough for their passion and dedication to these unique patients and their families.
– Dr Lee Collier, Neonatal Flight Doctor
Our transfers are funded by your kind donations. We receive no government funding and our service is provided at no cost to families. We rely on the generosity of our incredible supporters that helps us support more families year on year. Find out how you can help keep our transfers in the air.