London’s Air Ambulance held a press launch at the Royal London Hospital to celebrate the addition of a second helicopter to the service. The London Air Ambulance team treated almost 2000 critically injured patients on the streets of London in 2015. The introduction of a second helicopter will mean London Air Ambulance can reach up to a further 400 patients by air each year.
After the press launch, Rushanara said:
“I am delighted to join the London Air Ambulance team on this historic occasion at the launch of their second helicopter here in my constituency. I have seen first-hand the dedication that London’s Air Ambulance have put into campaigning for a second emergency helicopter over the past few years. This cannot have been achieved without the generous support of individuals and organisations across London.
“The invaluable contributions that the advanced trauma team make to delivering medical assistance to thousands of critically injured patients every year is truly world-class. I commend London’s Air Ambulance for ensuring that this service can now save even more lives.”