FAQs

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How are you different to the regional air ambulances?

The Regional Air Ambulances provide an emergency retrieval and treatment service. For example in the case of a serious accident or sudden critical illness to the nearest hospital. We provide planned fixed wing transfers over long distances within the UK for children up to the age of 16 in order to receive the best possible care for their condition.

Why do you use fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft are more suited to flying long distances without a stopover, are less subject to noise and vibration and can fly in a wider range of weather conditions. They also have more space for the specialist medical team and equipment.

Do you have your own aircraft?

We do not have our own aircraft as the cost of keeping a specially equipped light aircraft constantly on standby would be far too expensive. Instead we use a specialist air ambulance charter service, Capital Air Ambulance, who provide exactly what we need when we need it.

What age group do you cover?

Currently we transfer children from pre-term babies up to age 16 years.

What can I do if I cannot find the information I am looking for on the website?

If you cannot find the information you need on the website please contact us or alternatively phone us on 020 3096 7870.