East Anglian Air Ambulance to feature in a new series of Emergency Helicopter Medics

The crew from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will once again be flying the flag for East Anglia in the next series of Emergency Helicopter Medics which airs on Channel 4 on Tuesday 21 May.

EAAA is a charity providing advanced critical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the most seriously ill and injured people in the region by air and road. In total, EAAA treated over 1,900 people last year.

The charity has featured in previous series of Emergency Helicopter Medics, which regularly pulls in more than 500,000 viewers per episode. Alongside other Air Ambulance charities across the country, the show documents call outs to emergencies, and the advanced skills, equipment and interventions that the air ambulance crews bring to scene.

This series features patients attended by EAAA who experienced emergencies, including a patient involved in a road traffic collision, a patient who suffered a head injury following a fall, and a patient who received a serious leg injury as a result of a jet ski incident.

The equipment carried by EAAA’s helicopters and rapid response vehicles enables enhanced care at the incident scene – when the patient needs it most – such as blood transfusions, advanced pain relief, sedation and anaesthesia, and surgical interventions.

This, combined with quick onward transfer to the most appropriate hospital, gives every patient treated by EAAA the best possible chance of surviving and recovering a life-threatening emergency.  This would not be possible without the kindness and support of the communities the charity is proud to serve.

Dr Victor Inyang, EAAA Medical Director says: “We are humbled to have the opportunity to share the 24/7 life-saving work of EAAA through Emergency Helicopter Medics. It highlights the incredibly varied and challenging missions that we attend across the region, and the critical care interventions performed by crews at the scene of medical emergencies.

“The programme gives the viewers a real behind the scenes insight into our work, how their donations help us to save lives by taking advanced skills, equipment and medicine to scene.

“EAAA is now tasked to an average of eight critical care emergencies every day from the charity’s bases in Norwich and Cambridge. The programme also highlights the serious nature of the incidents we attend and the impact that they can have on our patients and their families.”

Photo credits: Tern TV/EAAA