WHAT WE DO

Providing Critical Care

Providing Critical Care

Clinical Update  The last six months have been another extremely busy time for the c rew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. In April, we made the transition to providing Pre-Hospital Critical Care for 12 hours a day, seven days a week.  This m...
The Facts

The Facts

Thousands of people's lives have been changed thanks to the provision of our service and it is with thanks to YOU, that we continue to fly. Cost Our operational costs are over £2 million a year and the approximate cost per mission equates to ...
The Helicopter

The Helicopter

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance fly an EC 135 yellow helicopter.  It is a twin-engine helicopter produced by Eurocopter and is widely used amongst police and air ambulances services across the country.  Useful Information: Made in D...
Hospitals & Helipads

Hospitals & Helipads

Providing a rapid transfer to the 'right' facility is a key factor in a patient's survival and recovery rate.  Although we fly regularly to many local hospitals, there is often a case to transfer a patient to a specialist unit or one of the Major Tr...
HEMS Desk - 999 Call

HEMS Desk - 999 Call

A n essential part of our team are the HEMS Desk Dispatchers.  Paid for by the three charities it serves – Dorset and Somerset AA, Devon AA and Cornwall AA – this team is responsible for deciding where and when our helicopter is deployed.   Senio...