Busiest year to date for life-saving air ambulance charity

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 January 2019

The GWAAC crew. Picture: Tamara Lynn Kwan

The GWAAC crew. Picture: Tamara Lynn Kwan


A life-saving charity attended a record number of incidents in North Somerset last year.

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) attended 272 critical incidents in the district in 2018, 30 per cent more than in 2017.

The charity provides the critical care and air ambulance service to more than 2.1million people across the South West and attended 1,887 incidents last year – its busiest to date.

More than 50 per cent of the incidents across North Somerset were attended to in one of the GWAAC’s critical care cars.

The charity moved to its new purpose-built air base in Almondsbury last year after raising more than £1.3 million

Chief executive Anna Perry said: “This move has not only provided much-needed stability but has enabled our crew to work in a suitable environment, meaning we can continue to provide this life-saving service.”

To donate, visit www.gwaac.com

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