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Air Ambulance flew 8 missions to Scilly in October

Cornwall Air Ambulance flew eight missions to the Isles of Scilly in October.

They received ten calls, two if which were aborted. Nine were to St Mary’s and one to Tresco.

These were among a total of 68 missions to people in need of urgent medical care throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Two males were airlifted with ankle injuries on October 9th and 22nd. On Oct 7th, a child with asthma issues and an elderly man with chest pain were also airlifted

There were three medical episodes for patients: a male on Oct 23 and two females, one on Oct 28th and another on Oct 30th.

Of the 68 missions in Cornwall and Scilly as a whole, 42 were flown in the air ambulance helicopters and 26 were carried out using the charity’s critical care cars.

Medical emergencies accounted for 37 missions, including 19 people suffering from heart related problems. There were also 31 missions to people who suffered serious injuries, including 10 serious trips and falls and six road traffic collisions.

Cornwall Air Ambulance flew 41 missions to the Isles of Scilly in 2017.

The organisation receives no direct government funding or National Lottery grants and therefore relies on public support to raise the £3 million needed to keep the helicopter and crew flying each year.

Cornwall Air Ambulance is currently attempting to raise £2.5m to bring a faster and bigger air ambulance helicopter to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by April 1st 2020.

You can donate to the appeal here.


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