Swindon's air ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance's most visited town/city for the last few years has been Swindon.  

With a population of 233,713, according to the 2021 census, it's understandable that we are called to Swindon, on average, more than three times a week. 

Our airbase in Semington, near Trowbridge, is just 11 minutes’ flying time to the town centre. 

Helimed 22 at landed at Swindon Town FC

Impact in your area

A yellow and green helicopter landed on a green in Swindon, with houses behind
During 2023

202 Missions in Swindon

Wiltshire Air Ambulance's helicopter landed at Great Western Hospital, Swindon at night
Great Western Hospital

57 transfers to the local hospital last year

Aerial of Swindon with Swindon Town FC in the background
Flying Time

11 minutes to the town centre

A critical care paramedic stood in front of the helicopter which has landed on the helipad at Great Western Hospital at night.

Supporting your local hospital

During 2023 we transferred 57 patients to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

Ben from Swindon's story

“When I went to work that morning I didn’t think I would be airlifted by Wiltshire Air Ambulance.”

Ben Sibley was involved in a road traffic collision in Swindon town centre

Read Ben's story

A former patient and their partner visiting Wiltshire Air Ambulance, the group are with a paramedic and pilot stood in front of the critical care car.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance in the Swindon area

A runner wearing a Wiltshire Air Ambulance branded yellow and green running vest, highfiving our paramedic mascot Wilber, whilst WAA's volunteers cheer them on

Supporting the local area

We are not just there for the people of Swindon. 

Our helicopter and critical care cars also attend missions in Ashton Keynes, Blunsdon, Cricklade, Highworth, Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett and Wroughton.

It takes us between seven and 11 minutes to fly to these areas.

A large group photo on the ice rink at the Swindon Link Centre of Wiltshire Air Ambulance staff, volunteers and crew alongside ice hockey platers and the WAA teddy bear mascot, Wilber.

Sporting success

We are very lucky to be supported by the local sports clubs across Swindon. 

Each season you will find our staff and volunteers attending Swindon Wildcats home games at the Link Centre.

Swindon Town Football Club have also been long-term Charity of the Year partners to us.

Find out more

View our interactive mission map

Find out how many times our aircrew we have been called to your area.