Photo: The life-saving team of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance
The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has attended more than 1,700 call-outs across the region so far this year.
On Tuesday, 23rd September, members of the public are invited to an Open Evening to meet some of the pilots, doctors and paramedics from the air ambulance and to find out more about the work and future plans of this vital life-saving charity.
Over the last two years, the charity has taken major steps forward in the advancement of patient care by carrying blood on the aircraft for emergency transfusions and last year becoming the first and only air ambulance service in the country to operate a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) 24 hours a day.
The public will be able to find out more about how these and other changes in the service are saving lives and improving the quality of patients’ survival.
The free event is to be held at Robert Denholm House in Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, Surrey (RH1 4HW), and will start at 7pm.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is a life-saving charity which needs £6million a year to keep both helicopters flying from bases in Marden in Kent and Redhill in Surrey.
The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) receives no National Lottery funding and relies almost entirely on public donations.