Behind the Scenes with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

The lifesaving work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will feature on BBC1’s TV series, Ambulance, on Thursday 21st September at 9pm. 

The series, which follows the work of West Midlands Ambulance Service, will feature the charity’s emergency helicopters in three episodes, including episode five to be aired on Thursday. 

The episode features an emergency call from a distraught husband whose wife has fallen down the stairs and is struggling to breathe. When she stops breathing, he’s given CPR instructions over the phone. As they are in a small rural village 24 miles from the nearest hospital with a trauma centre, the Midlands Air Ambulance is dispatched to the scene. 

Becky Steele, air operations manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, explains: “Our aircrew attend a huge variety of incidents across the Midlands, so this series will be a fantastic way to highlight the importance of our organisation.”

Jo Hughes, series producer adds: “The West Midlands is a huge and diverse region with its rural villages, inner and city areas, making the specialist teams of the air ambulance and the distances it can cover quickly, crucial. 

“We’re delighted this second series includes their work for the first time and reflects how the charity and West Midlands Ambulance Service work closely together.”

 

 

 

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991 48,688 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.