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Archive for March, 2018

We always take the weather with us

Posted by on March 22nd 2018 in General charity, General discussion

We always take the weather with us

Friday 23rd March is World Meteorological Day and this year (2018) the focus is on being weather-ready and climate-smart.

The weather plays a significant role in many of our lives, but whereas all most of us need to do is decide whether to pack an umbrella when heading offf for the day, for those working in the world of aviation - in particular where lives are at stake - the weather plays a far more crucial role. 

We spoke to Rob Mackie, former Senior Devon Air Ambulance Pilot and current Safety Manager, about what the weather means day to day for our pilots and crew.

How does...

Spring into action with some top decluttering tips

Posted by on March 20th 2018 in General charity, Retail

Jasmine Sleigh of Change your Space helping Devon Air Ambulance customers to declutter

For many of us it still feels as though winter’s icy grasp is reluctant to let go, though with the clocks going forward at the weekend technically spring is right around the corner. 

But if you have been snowed out of work or are stuck at home, then it’s the perfect opportunity to sort out some of that clutter, bag up a few of those no-longer-needed toys, books and clothes, and maybe give the place a bit of a spruce.  Since it’s Spring Clearing Week from 24-30 March, it’s a good time to take stock of your stuff, and maybe pass it on to some happy...

What our clinical advances mean for patients

Posted by on March 13th 2018 in General charity, General discussion, Operational

What our clinical advances mean for patients

It's British Science Week (9-18 March, 2018), so we thought it would be a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the clinical advances of our paramedic team and how they have improved patient care over recent years.

The sky's the limit for pre-hospital critical care

For the last two years our clinical team has been working towards a degree for air paramedics at Plymouth University and are now studying in their final year. After their first year they became 'Specialist Paramedics – Critical Care’  with the option to continue studying in years 2 and 3.

This is a new qualification that Devon Air...

Exeter Grow Magazine accolade for Air Ambulance Chief Executive

Posted by on March 8th 2018 in General charity, Patients

Exeter Grow Magazine accolade for Air Ambulance Chief Executive

March 8th 2018 is International Women's Day; a day on which we acknowledge and celebrate the industry and efforts of women to achieve gender parity socially, economically, culturally and politically the world over. 

This year, the Trustees, staff and volunteers of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are celebrating the news that Chief Executive Heléna Holt has been included in the Grow Exeter list of the 100 most influential women in Exeter.

Heléna's Devon Air Ambulance developments

Heléna joined DAA in 2007 and has since overseen a wide range of developments such as the introduction of the UK’s first specialist HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Services) despatch team dedicated to tasking the aircraft, the purchase...

On International Women's Day we asked our staff about the women who inspired them

Posted by on March 8th 2018 in General discussion

On International Women's Day we asked our staff about the women who inspired them

Devon Air Ambulance is powered 100% by people. Our supporters, volunteers and teams are dedicated, committed, and passionate about what they do, and this passion is what makes a meaningful difference to the lives of people in Devon.

Today is International Women’s Day, which is a great date on the global calendar because, as many of us know, it acknowledges and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also calling for gender parity in work and far beyond.

At Devon Air Ambulance we know that equality improves life for everyone, so we wanted to embrace the opportunity to...

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