Our vitally important pre-hospital air ambulance-led service has grown significantly over our 30-year history. We are driven by a commitment to continuously improve patient care and become resilient to future changes. Challenges our service faces includes:
To help future-proof the service and address these challenges head on, we are developing a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters, which will benefit patients across the whole of the Midlands.
The new facility, located in Cosford on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, will feature clinical training facilities, which are fundamental to delivering the advanced training programmes required for our clinicians. This will ensure the critical care team are equipped to treat the increasingly complex patient cases and will enhance our daily lifesaving service.
Find out more about the new facility plans and benefits here.
A computer generated impression of the proposed Airbase and Charity Headquarters.
Construction started on the Neachley Lane, Cosford site 3rd March 2021, with the final project expected to be completed late 2022.
You can keep up to date on the progress of the build using the time-lapse feed below.
This project has been carefully considered for over three years and is part of our commitment to continuously improve advanced pre-hospital patient care across the Midlands and is a vital development for the whole of the region.
To ensure the service is future-proofed for decades to come and address current challenges including complexity of patient needs, increased demand and insufficient training facilities at our current airbases, we believe that the development of a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters, complete with clinical training simulation suite, will ensure the Midlands growing population of six million plus, has appropriate helicopter-led emergency care provision.
The proposed new facilities will include space for our daily operations, including two helipads for our aircraft, space for our rapid response vehicles and critical care cars. In addition, we will create a training and simulation centre, as well as research and development facilities, the main charity offices, and warehousing for charity vehicles and storage. There will also be space to host fundraising events, and meeting rooms for the public.
This Centre for Excellence will futureproof our vitally important organisation as we will have a purpose-built facility to fit the specific needs of our essential emergency service.
This new facility will help future-proof the delivery of our pre-hospital critical care for the Midlands region. The benefits of the new building are:
We are extremely proud to be developing our new facility in the Shropshire area, and thank the public, local businesses, parish councils and MPs for their support of the project.
Our new airbase and charity headquarters to be a vital development for advanced pre-hospital patient care across the whole of the region.
It will ensure the critical care team are equipped to treat the increasingly complex patient cases and will enhance our daily lifesaving service.
If you have any further questions, or would like to support the project personally, or through your business or grant giving organisation, please click the contact us button below.
Images courtesy of Nigel Harniman Photography
Our supporters have the opportunity to help in a number of ways with the build by being involved in one our programmes.
Becoming a Founding Partner for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s airbase & charity headquarters is a prestigious and timely opportunity to be part of the next major step in our service’s commitment to clinical excellence.
There is also the Flight Club, this opportunity is ideal for companies wanting to assist in this momentous milestone in our service’s future.