Air Ambulance takes to skies 9,000 times

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) recently flew its 9,000th mission.

Their CEO, Alex Lochrane, said: “While I recognise the tremendous achievement of having flown 9,000 missions, I must remind myself that every time the Air Ambulance is called out, we are responding to someone in a potentially critical condition who requires urgent treatment before they reach hospital. As an independent charity, we just could not do this without the support of our local community.”

HIOWAA began operations in July 2007 and in July this year the Charity recorded their busiest month to date, with a total of 244 call-outs. The life-saving Charity has responded to 1,887 missions across the region so far this year.