The crew, the charity team and the Board of Trustees all play
vital roles here at Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Our crew is a team of highly skilled paramedics and pilots who
deliver an essential service to the population of Wiltshire and beyond.
paramedics have all undergone the Cambridge Critical Care course to enhance
their paramedic skills.
The charity team are working hard to raise the profile of WAA
and much needed funds, working closely with volunteers, supporters, donors,
suppliers and those we fly to.
The Trustees of Wiltshire Air Ambulance provide strategic
leadership to the charity and make sure it is doing what it sets out to. They
give their time for free. Trustees make sure the charity is running well, has
the money it needs and spends its money sensibly on the activities it was
raised for. They must follow the law, including preparing reports and accounts
to send to the Charity Commission. Furthermore, they ensure the charity doesn’t
break the rules in its governing document.
We are all here to achieve one thing – to continue to provide a
service free of charge to the public that delivers the best possible medical
We are very proud to have the patronage of HRH The Duchess of
We provide an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) throughout the county and beyond. The crew works alongside SWASFT (the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust) land crews and other emergency services to deliver the best medical care possible to anybody who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire.The air ambulance can scramble in just two minutes and reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes. The speed of our helicopter, along with the skill of our crew, can make the difference between life and death. We fly up to 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 2-3 potentially lifesaving missions in are not just in Wiltshire but in neighbouring counties as well (12% of our callouts are outside the county). Wiltshire Air Ambulance was established in March 1990 as a joint venture between the Wiltshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the Wiltshire Constabulary. Sharing resources kept our costs down and the charity needed £700,000 a year to keep Wiltshire’s air ambulance in the skies. In January 2015 we begun operating a dedicated air ambulance which means we have to raise £2.5m a year. We do not receive any government funding and rely totally on the generosity of the public and businesses in the local community.We really are funded by you and flying for you