Yorkshire Air Ambulance
A member of Guiseley Lions club raised funds for the air ambulance as a specialproject, and we were pleased to contribute towards this necessary, but expensive service.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire. In fact as a charity they only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS. To keep both of Yorkshire's ambulances in the air they need to raise 7200 per day. This is equivalent to 2.5 million per year.
As a rapid response emergency service the charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. Their two air ambulances operate from Leeds Bradford International Airport and Sheffield City Heliport.
Together both air ambulances cover the whole of the region.
On average, when a patient has been received by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, they will always be approximately 10 minutes from the nearest hospital or 15 minutes from the most relevant hospital. In some cases, this can save people's lives.