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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) provides a lifesaving service across six Midlands counties, including Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, the West Midlands, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, caring for a population of six million people. Our mission is to provide outstanding pre-hospital care and lifesaving early intervention through the rapid response of helicopter-led emergency medical services.

Each year it costs in excess of £10million just to remain operational. Each air ambulance mission costs £2,950 on average and each critical care car mission costs £288, which is entirely funded by the generosity of the general public and local businesses as we receive no government or national lottery funding.

We operate three air ambulance helicopters and two critical care cars from our airbases in Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. The airbases are strategically located to ensure we reach patients across the region in  ten minutes.

Our crew consists of critical care paramedics and pre-hospital emergency medicine doctors.   Together they bring specialist equipment and advanced medication which means we  take the hospital to the scene of the incident, helping to increase survival rates.

MAAC responds to an average of 4,500 missions each year, up to 13 per day including the most traumatic incidents within the region.

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