Working alongside the other emergency services, EAAA will continue to provide critical care, by air or by road, 24/7 throughout the Christmas and New Year period, all while remaining mindful and vigilant of Covid-19. As an independent charity, EAAA relies on public support and needs to raise over £15 million a year to deliver and develop the 24/7 helicopter emergency medical service for the region.
Matthew Jones, CEO of East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “To receive so many donations in the build up to Christmas and over 1,000 hand-written messages of support for our teams has given us all an enormous boost at the end of what has been a very busy but very memorable year for EAAA.
“Our heartfelt thanks go to our very generous supporters who have made so much possible; in 2021 we opened our new state-of-the-art headquarters in Norwich, realised our goal of flying 24/7, started carrying blood on board every mission, held our very first pre-hospital emergency medicine research conference and much, much more. All of us are incredibly proud of everything EAAA has achieved in 2021 for our patients and for our community and I would like to take this moment to extend the most enormous thank you to each and every one of our supporters who keep us flying and saving lives.”
So far in 2021, EAAA has been tasked to 2,528 accidents or medical emergencies across the region and treated 1,716 patients who needed enhanced pre-hospital care. EAAA will be operating 24/7 throughout the festive period.
To find out more or to make a donation, go to: www.eaaa.org.uk