Emergencies - air ambulance
The Kent Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity established
in 1989 to relieve sick and injured people in South East England
and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical
Service (HEMS) and air ambulance service for the benefit of the
Responding swiftly to 999 calls, the Kent Air Ambulance can deliver
its highly skilled team of Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics to
the scene of an accident or medical emergency within minutes.
Flying fast, direct and unhindered at over 150mph the Kent Air
Ambulance can reach any part of Kent within 15 minutes flying time
and can transport patients to the most appropriate specialist unit
or nearest major hospital in a fraction of the time taken by land
Kent Air Ambulance is one of 18 independent
Air Ambulance operators and receiving no funding from the National
Lottery the charity relies almost entirely upon the generosity of
the public to support the helicopter.
Every penny of the £1.7 million it costs each
year to keep the life-saving helicopter in our skies 365 days a
year comes from individuals, groups, businesses, companies and
clubs from all over Kent.
It is thanks to the generosity of our
supporters that the Air Ambulance has flown over 14,000 missions
and continues to be available to every person living, working and
travelling through our county, should they ever need it.
Find out more from the Kent Air Ambulance.