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Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust is a registered charity providing an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.
We began operating in 1990 and the helicopter and crew have saved countless lives. The charity shared a helicopter with Wiltshire Police for 24 years, but began operating as a stand-alone air ambulance from 2015 using a Bell 429 helicopter.
It costs £4 million a year to keep the lifesaving service operational, which equates to around £11,000 per day.
The charity receives no regular direct funding from the Government or National Lottery grants, so relies on the generous donations from the public and local businesses to raise the vital funds needed.
Our Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) is carried out in a Bell 429 helicopter.
Our helicopter registration number is G-WLTS, with the call sign Helimed 22. On board, our pilot will sit in the front right seat, with a critical care paramedic in the front left.
Stuart from Westbury's story
Wiltshire Air Ambulance saved my life.
But it's not just my life they saved. It meant I could get married and we have our two beautiful daughters.
After collapsing at home in Westbury, Wiltshire Air Ambulance flew me to Southmead Hospital within 11 minutes. If we’d gone by road it would have taken over an hour to get there and it’s unlikely I’d be telling you this story now.
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