Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) has introduced two new Skoda Superbs to their fleet of Critical Care Team Vehicles. The decision to introduce an additional two vehicles was made in response to increasing patient demand across Hampshire.
The Charity has seen their missions double since introducing their first vehicle, a Volvo XC90, in 2017. The Volvo has now become a backup for when the aircraft is offline and unable to respond, such as in adverse weather conditions.
Operational seven days a week, the vehicles can respond to the more difficult to reach urban areas where the air ambulance may struggle to land and are crewed by a team of HIOWAA doctors and paramedics, able to deliver advanced pre-hospital medical care at the scene of an incident.
HIOWAA Director of Operations, Nick Thuilliez, said: “The vehicles increase our chances of bringing our advanced Critical Care Teams to those who need us, even on the rare occasion when the Air Ambulance is offline.
“We owe a special thank you to NATS Swanwick, who helped to raise funds towards the cost of one of the new vehicles and the essential equipment carried on board.”