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The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric care through the high speed transfer of critically ill children and flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care. It is the first and only dedicated paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service in the country.
The bespoke, specialist equipment onboard their helicopter provides a flying intensive care unit for children.
When a child is too sick to fly, the Children’s Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team to them.
With flight times commonly around four times quicker than a transfer by road, in many cases, the time saved means a life saved.
All transfers of critically ill children carry an inherent risk – the longer a child is out of the hospital the greater that risk. With our ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, we can minimise travel times and the risk.
Around 5,800 children and babies in the UK require specialist transfers each year and approximately 10% of these could benefit from our service. That’s two children every day.