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 £4.5 million a year to keep the lifesaving service operational, which equates to a more than £12,000 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.

The yellow and green helicopter in flight against a blue sky.
Stuart from Westbury's story

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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Our latest missions

Find out where we have been carrying out our lifesaving work across Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas recently. 

Location: Chippenham

Attended in: Car

Transported to: Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Crew Attending
Paramedic Craig Wilkins

Craig Wilkins
Critical Care Paramedic

A photo of a trainee critical care paramedic

Matt Metcalf
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Location: Bath

Attended in: Car

Crew Attending
James Hubbard

James Hubbard
Critical Care Paramedic

Jo Gilbert

Jo Gilbert
Critical Care Paramedic

Location: Westbury

Attended in: Car

Crew Attending
James Hubbard

James Hubbard
Critical Care Paramedic

Jo Gilbert

Jo Gilbert
Critical Care Paramedic

Location: Toothill

Attended in: Helicopter

Transported to: Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Crew Attending
Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Trainee critical care paramedic Enda Doran

Enda Doran
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Maria Smith

Maria Smith
Medical Director

Pilot Rob Backus

Rob Backus
Line Pilot

Location: Shrivenham

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Trainee critical care paramedic Enda Doran

Enda Doran
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Maria Smith

Maria Smith
Medical Director

Pilot Rob Backus

Rob Backus
Line Pilot

Location: Chippenham

Attended in: Car

Crew Attending
Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Trainee critical care paramedic Enda Doran

Enda Doran
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Maria Smith

Maria Smith
Medical Director

Location: Trowbridge

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Reuben Cooper

Reuben Cooper
Critical Care Doctor

Pilot George Williams

George Williams
Line Pilot

Location: Malmesbury

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Reuben Cooper

Reuben Cooper
Critical Care Doctor

Pilot George Williams

George Williams
Line Pilot

Location: Warminster

Attended in: Car

Crew Attending
Paramedic Adam Khan

Adam Khan
Critical Care Paramedic

Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Location: Blagdon

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Paramedic Adam Khan

Adam Khan
Critical Care Paramedic

Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello
Line Pilot

The Bell-429 helicopter on the helipad with a rainbow in the sky behind
Three paramedics walking towards the helicopter which has landed on a hospital helipad.

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Two male paramedics, wearing orange flight suits, standing in front of a yellow and green helicopter, holding a large novelty cheque

Get in touch

Have you been airlifted by us?

If you or someone you know has been airlifted by our team, it would be great to hear from you. We can arrange for a visit to the airbase for the chance to meet our pilots, paramedics and doctors.