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Every flight changes lives. This is Michael’s story.

A quiet country bus journey turned to mass casualties after a traumatic accident
Having a medical team at the crash site made all the difference

“I just want to say a massive thank you to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. There is no doubt in my mind that without them I wouldn’t be here today.”

Michael Birch


Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is not part of the NHS and receives limited Government funding.

We are a charity and rely on the money you donate. Your support provides a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

Our pre-hospital care doctors and critical care paramedics provide advanced medical care on-site that is normally only found in the Emergency Department. Once stabilised, patients are rushed to the most appropriate hospital for their needs. This early intervention makes a dramatic difference to each patient’s survival.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle attended a male patient involved in a road traffic collision in Broxbourne.

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Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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