Yorkshire Air Ambulance redeploy doctors and paramedics to boost NHS frontline

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has redeployed some of its doctors and some critical care paramedics to help the NHS provide as much frontline care as possible.

It means only one helicopter will operating from its airbase at Nostell near Wakefield where they will be operating a daily shift from 7am to 7pm until the Doctors and Paramedics are able to re-join them.

It comes as charities have issued warnings about huge losses of income due to fundraising events having to be cancelled amid the coronavirus crisis.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance had a calendar packed full of summer events and activities which have now been 'virtually wiped out' with an estimated loss of more than £400,000.