Air Ambulance Northern Ireland will save lives and complement the existing Ambulance provision.
There are thirty-two air ambulances throughout England, Scotland and Wales however Northern Ireland with a population of 1.85 million and 5463 sq miles of land mass is at this moment without an HEMS (helicopter emergency medical service). The Trustees have been working on the introduction of an Air Ambulance since 2013 and in May 2014, with the support of Minister Arlene Foster, presented a proposal for an Air Ambulance for Northern Ireland.
The Trustees successfully gained charitable status for the company in Northern Ireland which has allowed the charity to proceed with applications for funding. The Trustees will be seeking to consult with business, community and sporting organisations over the next few months to discuss how they can get involved with the charity. Other Air Ambulance services in the UK are very successful in raising funds through charity shops, running their own lottery, support from sporting and charity events, legacy funds and much more and we expect that this will also be the case in Northern Ireland
The Trustees would like to thank Tughans Solicitors, Moore Stephens Accountants and McVeigh Media for their ongoing generous support.