December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
After battling to provide a full night time service for almost a year, the East Anglian Air Ambulance has announced an increase in its night time flying capability.
The service will now operate a full night-time service across all six counties covered by the East of England Ambulance Service between the hours of 5pm and 1 am.
EAA says achieving night-flying capacity was a complicated process. It took almost a year to get final approval for night-time missions, and that was followed by pilots, paramedics and doctors receiving extensive training and equipment being modified.
Tim Page, chief executive of the EAAA said: “We are absolutely delighted to have trained enough doctors, paramedics and pilots to provide a full night-time service across the whole of East Anglia. There has been so may things to consider and adapt to make this possible and we are enormously proud to have achieved this in time for the clocks going back.”
To learn more about the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit www.eaaa.org.uk or: call 08450 669 999 to find out about the wide range of volunteering opportunities within the charity or for help organising an event.