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Archive for December, 2012

Thanks for your support

Posted by on December 19th 2012 in Fundraising

As 2012 draws to a close we wanted to use our blog as an opportunity to say thank you for the support received during 2012.  We also thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you the link to download our Helipad magazine which we are extremely proud of.  Here’s the link to the Winter 2012 edition of Helipad.

Thinking back, over the past year, our mind goes back to Christmas Day 2011 when our crews attended to three year old Freddie. Whilst mum Andrea was busy cooking for the family lunch, the children were upstairs playing.  Freddie...

Bethany's work experience week

Posted by on December 14th 2012 in Volunteering

Guest blogger: Bethany Dean

Like everything new and exciting and completely different you always get some nerves but I never anticipated being so nervous for my first day of work experience. Being a student studying for my GCSEs opportunities to spend a week gaining experience and trying new things seemed quite remarkable. Whereas most of my friends decided to go to the usual places for work experience (primary schools, vets and supermarkets to name a few) I decided to go and find work experience based on my future career. If everything pans out for me I would love land...

Interaction with our ex patients

Posted by on December 12th 2012 in Operational, Patients

Guest Blogger:  Debbie Gregory, Patient Liaision at DAAT

We know that Devon Air Ambulance Trust has undertaken over 18,000 missions since we started in 1992. Due to patient confidentiality, however, we only ever know the most basic of details about the missions our aircrews attend, such as gender, adult or child, where the aircraft was called to and where the patient was taken.

So it is always very gratifying to hear from the people we help. Sometimes it is the patients themselves who contact us, other times it may be a family member but it’s always interesting to hear...

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