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Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance release statistics for January as lifesaving services comes to the aid of patients in need





It was a busy month for the Lincs and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in January – as the vital lifesaving service took to the skies to help people.

The charity conducted 146 missions during January, responding to 65 medical incidents, 36 road traffic collisions, 12 accidental injuries and eight connected to physical assaults.

88 incidents were in Lincolnshire and 48 were responded to in Nottinghamshire.

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance's Ambucopter
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance's Ambucopter

The Lincs and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance has a reciprocal arrangement with the other air ambulances in neighbouring authorities.

During January, the crew responded to nine incidents in Derbyshire and one in Leicestershire as part of this.

The Air Ambulance is fully funded by donations, for more information or to contribute, goto: www.ambucopter.org.uk/

“We have an arrangement if our air ambulance that serves your area is out on a shout, other air ambulances from different areas will help us and we will reciprocate that for them as well,” said a volunteer from the Lincs and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Julia Parker.

“We go out to anyone that needs it.

“Every single penny we get goes to keeping our aircraft flying.

The Air Ambulance helicopter landed on the pitch in Collingham.
The Air Ambulance helicopter landed on the pitch in Collingham.

“We need £8m a year to keep operating, we need £4,000 for every time we respond.

“Even if we are airborne the ambulance service on the ground tells us we are not needed, it still takes £400 to get us off the ground in fuel, even if we have to turn back.

“Everyone that donates is effectively a part owner of the air ambulance.”



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