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18 July 2018
18. July 2018 Helicopters

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

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he Welsh charity, Wales Air Ambulance, operates three H145s for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in Wales, plus an H135 for Childrens Wales Air Ambulance, making them the largest H145 operator in the UK. Operating out of bases in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff, they cover 8,000 sq miles (20,700 km2) of remote countryside, mountain ranges, cities, and coastline in aid of approximately 2,500 missions a year.

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Emergency medical services 20 June 2018

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

As only the third HEMS operator in the UK to use the twin-engine H145, WAA puts their “four dragons” to use providing primary care services for the Welsh people.

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Emergency medical services 21 June 2018

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

Wales Air Ambulance, operates three H145s for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in Wales, plus an H135 for Childrens Wales Air Ambulance.

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Emergency medical services 20 June 2018

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

The Wales Air Ambulance’s H145s have medically configured interiors with clamshell doors, and open cabins, among other attributes.

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Emergency medical services 20 June 2018

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

In 2017, the Childrens’ Wales Air Ambulance helped 332 infants and children.

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Emergency medical services 21 June 2018

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

Operating out of bases in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff, Wales Air Ambulance covers 8,000 sq miles (20,700 km2) of remote countryside, mountain ranges, cities, and coastline in aid of approximately 2,500 missions a year.

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As only the third HEMS operator in the UK to use the twin-engine H145, WAA puts their “four dragons” to use providing primary care services for the Welsh people, an undertaking made possible with the H145’s medically configured interior, clamshell doors, and open cabin, among other attributes.

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

I’m happy with the H145. It gives us what we need as a team. It gives us that assurance that we can undertake our roles effectively and safely.”

- Jason Hughes, critical care practitioner and team leader for EMRTS WAA

For its specialist paediatric and neonatal division, WAA operates an H135. In 2017, the Childrens’ Wales Air Ambulance helped 332 infants and children. To keep this crucial public service running 365 days a year – thanks in part to a 99% availability rate – the WAA raises £6.5 million annually through online donations, fundraising and pound appeals. “I’m happy with the H145. It gives us what we need as a team,” says Jason Hughes, critical care practitioner and team leader for EMRTS WAA. “It gives us that assurance that we can undertake our roles effectively and safely.”

Here, members of the WAA discuss their new H145s and the role of Wales Air Ambulance in providing emergency assistance by air

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

 

Members of the WAA discuss their new H145s and the role of Wales Air Ambulance in providing emergency assistance by air. Read less Read more

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The multi-purpose H145

The multi-purpose H145

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