Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Marks 60,000th Mission

The charity’s 60,000th mission took place on Wednesday 22nd July 2020.
The charity was called to Dudley to reports of a cyclist who had fallen off her bicycle. Credit: Air Ambulance Charity

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has now attended 60,000 missions. The service, which began 29 years ago, had its milestone mission last week, helping a woman who had fallen off her bike in Dudley.

Leading up to the 60,000th mission, the top five common types of incidents the charity attends are: 1. Cardiac-related2. Road traffic collisions3. Falls and collapses4. Stabbings5. Sports and equestrian

Ian Roberts, air operations manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We put the patients who need us at the heart of everything we do.

“Demand for our service does not falter, which is why we have now reached our 60,000th mission before our 30th anniversary next year."

Following treatment at the scene, the patient was conveyed via land ambulance to Russells Hall Hospital. Credit: Air Ambulance Charity

The charity attended 4,781 missions from April 2019 to March. They say it represented an increase of 25 per cent year on year, and during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for the service did not falter.