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Highlighting the importance of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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This week I enjoyed a visit to Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ – it was wonderful to show my support for our iconic charity which has helped and touched the lives of so many Wiltshire residents.

They provide an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). They are the first to operate the Bell 429 helicopter in an air ambulance role.

The air ambulance can scramble in just two minutes and reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes. The speed of their helicopter, along with the skill of their crew, can make the difference between life and death.

They fly up to 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 2-3 potentially lifesaving missions in that time. They are called to all kinds of emergencies, from road traffic collisions to cardiac incidents, child-related emergencies to horse riding and cycling injuries.

To find out more or donate visit www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk