dorset and somerset cars and air ambulance helicopter in field

We operate 19 hours a day (7.00am – 2.00am) providing a critical care service, using our helicopter and critical care car. We also provide an enhanced care service across Dorset and Somerset using our outreach cars.

Our critical care and outreach cars are Skoda Kodiaqs which have been converted by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASfT) to ensure they meet all the standards and regulations of their existing fleet of rapid response vehicles.

They are equipped with the same high standards and base level of equipment that you would find on a land ambulance including: oxygen, response bags, paediatric, burns and asthma kits, defibrillator, major incident triage packs and traction splints.

The vehicles enhance our service by enabling us to respond to incidents when elements restrict the helicopter flying and to provide an additional enhanced care service in Dorset and Somerset. They also give the charity additional resources to despatch, in the need of a medical emergency which requires both the helicopter and a land vehicle.