PrideÂ as air ambulance reaches milestone
HAMPSHIREÂ and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has admitted its '˜pride' afterÂ completing mission numberÂ 8,000.Â
The crew responded to the milestone mission on Wednesday following itsÂ first flight 11 years ago.
During that time the air ambulance has responded to seriously ill or injured patients across the region '“Â saving manyÂ lives in the process. Doctors, paramedics and pilots make up the critical care teams, with the charity team constantly fundraising to keep itÂ flying and saving lives. Chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Alex Lochrane, said: '˜We are proud to have been able to deliver this life-saving service to so many people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
'˜Eight thousandÂ call-outs means we have been able to reach 8,000 people in their hour of need. This is only possible thanks to the generosity of the local community asÂ we are not government funded.'Â