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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.

£2 can buy a scalpel which could be used for emergency surgical procedures
£8 can buy a blood pressure cuff to monitor the status of a patient
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£5 can buy disposable head blocks to help maintain spinal immobilisation in trauma patients.
£20 can buy a combat tourniquet to halt serious bleeding.

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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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