Charity / Social Enterprises / Not for Profit
Cornwall Air Ambulance is called to over 1000 seriously sick or injured people every year in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As a charity, we rely on you the public to fund these lifesaving missions. Help keep the helicopter flying and help keep more families together.
When it comes to saving lives, every minute matters. The helicopter is on scene on average in just 12 minutes in mainland Cornwall and less than 30 minutes on the Isles of Scilly. The paramedic aircrew provide pre-hospital critical care at the scene of the incident.
Around 60% of the missions are in response to medical incidents and the remainder are due to severe traumatic injuries, such as falls from height and road traffic collisions. One in four missions are for patients suffering cardiac arrest, while one in ten are to help children.
Taking to the skies in 1987, Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK. It has now completed more than 29,000 missions, saving countless lives.
Given the county’s isolated beaches, rural settlements and challenging road networks, Cornwall Air Ambulance is considered a lifeline by residents and visitors alike.