Member of – Bath

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity providing an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. The charity relies on donations to continue saving lives. It is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants. It costs £4.5 million a year to keep the lifesaving service operational, over £12,000 per day.

On average, Wiltshire Air Ambulance is called to three incidents a day to people who have suffered serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries, including cardiac arrests, strokes or as a result of road traffic collisions.  The expertise of its critical care team, the specialist medical equipment they use and the speed of the helicopter can mean the difference between life and death.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is operational up to 19 hours a day, every day, and the paramedics are trained in critical care skills and, together with the specialist medical equipment they use, it enables them to deliver gold standard medical care to patients. In 2021, the charity enhanced its clinical delivery further by increasing the number of pre-hospital consultant (doctors) shifts on its rota.

“It’s your generosity that enables us to help those who are potentially at the worst moment in their lives. We really are funded by you, flying for you.” Craig Wilkins, Critical Care Paramedic.

Naomi Barker – Corporate Partnerships Lead


Mob: 07931 346880