1. Airlift News!

    April 22, 2014 by Tracy

    AirliftWe take patient confidentiality very seriously and with this in mind will only issue information which has been approved by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. (SWASFT). As a result, we only disclose information on the incidents that satisfy these rules.

    Week Commencing 14.4.14

    Wincanton - Elderly Female - Road Traffic Incident - Patient conveyed to RUH Bath

    Shipham - Adult Male - Fall from bike - Patient conveyed to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

    Stourpaine - Teenager Male - Suffered a fit - Patient conveyed to school

    Bedchester - Adult Male - Burns - Patient treated at the scene

    Frome - Adult Male - CVA - Patient conveyed to RUH Bath

    Taunton - Road Traffic Incident - On scene, patient conveyed by land vehicle

    Lulworth Castle - Adult Male - On scene first, patient taken by land vehicle

    Durdle Door - Adult Female - Suffered a fall - Patient conveyed to Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

    Galstonbury - Adult Male - CA - Patient conveyed to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

    Sedgemoor Services - Adult Female - CA - Patent conveyed to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

    South Chard - Adult Female - Patient conveyed to Southampton General Hospital

  2. Bridgwater Half Marathon – 7th September 2014

    April 15, 2014 by Tracy

    BWHM PosterBridgwater Half Marathon returns for its third year on 7th September 2014 at Morganians Rugby Club raising money for various charities, including Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. The race incorporates a 5K Fun Run and for the first time both races will be timed using timing chips, with on the day publication of the results.

    With a slightly amend route to previous year’s the Bridgwater Half Marathon entry fees are remaining the same - £17.50 for UKA non-affiliated entrants, £15 for affiliated entrants and £7.50 for Fun Run entrants.

    For more information, detailed route map and entry form, please visit the event website http://www.bridgwaterhalfmarathon.co.uk

  3. National Air Ambulance Awards: Nominations now Open!

    April 9, 2014 by Tracy

    Award Winners 2013The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on all of the UK’s air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. These prestigious, independent awards honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers in the UK air ambulance community. 

    The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence were held for the first time last year and were a great success. Nominations are now open so the entire sector’s most inspirational people get the recognition they deserve. The Awards are judged by a panel of experts, chaired by Guy Opperman MP, and presented at a gala dinner in London on 17 November.

    National Director of the Association of Air Ambulances, Clive Dickin, said, "Last year’s ceremony was a wonderful occasion where everyday heroes were recognised, and these awards will once again reflect the incredible dedication to duty of all those involved in the air ambulance sector.  Paramedics, doctors, pilots, charity staff and volunteers will have the chance to be honoured for the amazing work they do for patients on a daily basis.” 

    Nominations are now sought in the following categories:

    • Outstanding Young Person Award
    • Charity Staff Member of the Year
    • Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year
    • Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year
    • Air Ambulance Pilot of the Year
    • Air Ambulance Campaign of the Year
    • Charity Volunteer of the Year
    • Special Incident Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award


    The closing date for nominations is 1 September 2014. The winners will be announced at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence gala dinner to be held on 17 November.  Further details of award categories, together with a nomination form can be found at: http://www.aoaa.org.uk/aaae/