Unlike other NHS emergency services the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for your county.
Accidents and illnesses happen and when they do, patients, whatever their age, circumstances or location need specialist treatment fast. The speed with which the Air Ambulance Doctors and Paramedics can reach a patient, identify and administer processes to slow, halt or even reverse the effects of life-threatening injury, is crucial in helping to save the patient and return them to full health.
Facts of Flight
• The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is operational 7 days a week.
• It costs around £500,000 per month to cover all charitable costs of the Trust and aircraft operations
• Over 3,371 missions have been flown since its launch